Children's Nature Academy

The UW-Eau Claire Children’s Nature Academy (CNA), is a five-star (Youngstar) nationally accredited (NAEYC) nature based early learning program, licensed by the state of Wisconsin. Serving children ages six weeks through school age, programming is offered to students, faculty, staff, and the community on the University’s beautiful 112-acre Priory Campus. The center operates from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and some evening care upon request. The CNA offers flexible scheduling and special student discounted rates. The CNA also works with the Eau Claire Area School District to offer four-year-old kindergarten (EC4T) and AmeriCorps to offer ECLIPSE, a literacy and social skills program for preschool age (3-5) children. Please contact the Director at 715-836-2178 or children@uwec.edu for more information on enrollment. Online interest forms are also available on the website.