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Children's Nature Academy

Parents are the unsung heroes of every person that has ever done anything great. Think about the people that you most admire in your life. Do you attribute any of their greatness to the people that raised them? Often, we do not even think about the fact that there were most likely two people who were most influential in making a person who they are. Of course I am referring to his or her parents. If a person is great, remember that greatness is not achieved in a vacuum. There were people who sowed the seeds of greatness. -Author Unknown

Interested in having your child attend the University of Wisconsin-Children's Nature Academy? This form is an indication of interest only in attending the Children's Nature Academy, completing this form does not mean your child has been accepted into the program.

Children's Nature Academy Interest Form

Parent Handbook

Welcome to the Parent Handbook! The Children's Nature Academy staff members hope that this handbook answers most of your questions and/or concerns about our day-to-day operations.

Over the years we have noticed a pattern in the questions or concerns that families raise. As a result, we want to direct your attention to the following information, policies, and procedures in this handbook. Very important information is either printed in bold or underlined so that you can pay close attention to it. We enjoy working with you as partners in your child's care, and we hope that your understanding of the following areas will improve your child's and your experience at the Children's Nature Academy.

Please read this handbook carefully and thoroughly. You are responsible for understanding the contents. Please fill out and return the Parents' Handbook Form, located on page 35, to indicate your understanding of the handbook. Contact one of the administrative staff at the academy if you have any questions. 

Family Handbook



Enrollment Forms needed for all children 6 week-12 years before first day of attendance

*- only forms that are needed if you have a school-ager


Child Care Enrollment*

Child Health Report

Day Care Immunization

Health History and Emergency Care Plan*

Receipt of Policies*

Billing Information*

Image/Audio Release Waiver*

Household Income Statement*

Special Dietary Tracking Form*

Sick Policy*

Children Under 2 Additional Forms:

Intake Under 2 Form

Safe Sleep Policy

Infant Meal Notification


Family Resources

Wisconsin Shares
NAEYC Families
WIC Families
Wisconsin Immunization Registry

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