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About Us

The Children's Nature Academy is an NAEYC accredited program serving the students, faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley community.

In an effort to keep all of our children safe we are a Peanut/Nut free center.


The center is located at 1190 Priory Rd. in Eau Claire.
Our Hours of Operation are 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, Monday- Friday.

Evening care is available upon request. Please contact Sabrina to set up, if needed.

The Children's Nature Academy employs professional and student staff members. Students, see our Student Employment page if you are interested in employment.


We are fortunate to be able to have a shuttle bus that transports to and from the Kjer Theatre on the lower campus of UWEC. A link to the shuttle schedule is below

Shuttle Schedule