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 Cornelo (847.441.6393), schedule a tour HERE, or take a virtual tour below: 


Willow Wood News
Mark Your Calendars for Play, Learn, Grow!

On Sunday, September 24, Willow Wood will host Play, Learn, Grow, a one-of-a-kind, community-wide fundraising event where your children can play creatively outdoors, learn about nature, and experience first-hand the origin of healthy food.

Counting Down to the Grand Opening of Our New Playground

Hip Hip Hooray!  Please come and play!  We hope to see many of our Willow Wood families at the grand opening of our new playground and popsicle play date on August 27th at 3:30pm!  


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