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.

When my 18 month old ran into the classroom and didn’t want to leave we knew Willow Wood Preschool was for us! Being new to the North Shore we are so grateful to have made family friends that connected us to the community. We feel very lucky to have found such a great pre-school!
— Brenna, Willow Wood Parent


CURRENT & RETURNING FAMILIES - Registration is in person, Jan. 13th, 2015 at 7am.

NEW FAMILIES, please send in your registration form NOW and we will date the forms as they arrive.  Forms will be processed in the order they are received.

Curious about the school? Here is a virtual tour of Willow Wood:

Would you like to tour Willow Wood in person? Please contact our Director, Sue Cornello (847.441.6393) or click the button below for her email.

Still have queries such as: Why doesn't Willow Wood register online or What time should current & returning families arrive to register in person?  Check out our REGISTRATION FAQ sheet.

Any further questions, please contact our director or registrar, Laura Williams.


Willow Wood News
Thank You Parents' Party Contributors!

We hope you had a totally awesome time at the Parents' 80's Prom this weekend! We know that the party wouldn't have been the same without these awesome corporate donations and family donations of auction and raffle items for the party. Thanks for making our party a big hit!

  • Beauty and Balance
  • Big Bowl Restaurant
  • Bliss Salon 
  • The Book Stall
  • The Catered Life
  • The Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Courtney Riley Yoga
  • Classic Vacations
  • The Dailey Method - North Shore
  • The Dailey Method - Northbrook
  • Dewey's Restaurant
  • Foodstuffs
  • The Jenkins Family
  • Jessica Margot Design
  • Kate Oelerich Photography
  • Kitchfix
  • Lou Malnati's 
  • L. Woods Restaurant
  • Mariano's
  • Micro Kickboard
  • The Nichols Family
  • The Oleshansky Family
  • Panera Bread
  • The Pankau Family
  • Sanjay R. Singhal, RA
  • Sarah Severson Photography
  • Sophie Baron Photography
  • Stephanie Izard
  • Ten Mile House
  • Trader Joe's 
  • Valspar Paints
  • The Vaughn / Bransfield Family
  • Walt Disney World Co.
  • The Williams Family
  • Winnetka Fire Department
  • Winnetka Police Department
  • Yellow Bird

And a huge thank you to all of our parent sponsors of the event - we truly appreciate your support of Willow Wood! 

Currently Enrolling - Don't Miss Out!

Are you looking for a preschool with experienced, dedicated teachers? Children who love their school and build confidence each day? A nurturing environment with stimulating, play-based curriculum? Then Willow Wood is the place for you! Come join the 2015-2016 class today or take a tour to find out why all our families say, "I 'heart' WW."


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