We are Willow Wood. 

A play-based school in Winnetka for children ages 18 months to 5 years




Willow Wood provides a warm, nurturing environment that promotes social, physical and intellectual development.  We achieve this through a play-based curriculum that helps children develop imagination, ingenuity and confidence.  



Our curriculum includes a wide variety of classes, after-school programs and summer camps to suit all families and ages.  Our programs are taught by a dedicated faculty that has an impressive background in early childhood education.  



Parents, teachers and students grow and learn together at Willow Wood.  As a parent-run school, there are many ways to take part in the Willow Wood community.  From social events to classroom visits, we want you to enjoy your time with us.

From the logo to the website to the tour, I knew Willow Wood was something special. Such a warm, caring environment where the teachers truly have a passion for what they do. My kids and I have made lifelong friends here and we feel so lucky to be a part of such a welcoming community.
— Laura, Willow Wood Parent


Would you like to tour Willow Wood in person? Please contact our Director, Sue Cornello (847.441.6393), schedule a tour HERE, or take a virtual tour below: 


Willow Wood News

We currently are raising funds for a new, state-of-the-art playground!  While we welcome any gift, there are three Leadership Levels that we hope you will consider.  Each Leadership Level gift will be acknowledged with a leaf embossed with the name of your choosing, which will hang on our beautiful donor tree!

Play $200+

Learn $500+

Grow $1,000

Please mail your checks to Willow Wood Preschool, 684 Oak Street, P.O. Box 362, Winnetka, IL 60093 and indicate the name to be embossed on your donor leaf (if applicable).  If you have questions or are interested in other naming opportunities, please contact Mimi Doyle, mimi.m.doyle@gmail.com

Parents' Party--Playground Reveal!

Our annual Parents' Party took place on Saturday, March 4 at the Fields Infinity Dealership in Glencoe.  At the event, we unveiled Willow Wood's NEW PLAYGROUND, which is coming soon!  To see photos of the event, please visit our Facebook page.  


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