We are Willow Wood. 

A play-based school in Winnetka for children ages 18 months - 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
Kohl's Children Museum Halloween Party

This morning Willow Wood Preschool had a fantastic Halloween Party at Kohl’s Children’s Museum.  With Kohl's exclusively open just to Willow Wood, it was a fun morning filled with lots of laughter, fabulous costumes and memory making moments that make this Willow Wood tradition such a treasured event.

Play, Learn, Grow

On Sunday, Sept. 27, Willow Wood hosted its inaugural Play, Learn, Grow Nature Festival at Dwyer Park.  And, it was a huge success!!!


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