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Welcome to the UW-Eau Claire's Children's Nature Academy. Our program supports the healthy development of children physically, emotionally and cognitively by nurturing children's sense of wonder. We are a five star NAEYC accredited program

Our Mission

To provide high quality early learning development where children connect with the natural world through developmentally appropriate learning.

Who is Eligible

We welcome all families from UW-Eau Claire's campus and the Chippewa Valley community. We provide child care to children ages six weeks through 12 years of age. Our various programs focus on development and interaction while learning through play and hands-on experiences.

Visit us for a tour today!

Contact us at 715.836.2178 or to set up a time to take a tour and learn more about our beautiful academy.

Our tour options for February and March 2018 are:

Thurs 2/22 @ 8:15 AM

Wed. 3/7 @ 8:15 AM

Mon. 3/12 @ 12:00 PM

Thur. 3/29 @ 4:00 PM


Now hiring students for Spring Semester 2018!

Please click on the Staff Resources header above and then choose UWEC Student Employment to fill out an online application or email Sabrina Marion at

*The UWEC Children's Nature Academy is committed to the inclusive excellence plan of the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire*