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
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."

Willow Wood Giving Tree

Willow Wood has a long-standing tradition of working with families in need during the holiday season to help make their wishes come true.  Join in our effort by picking a star from the Giving Tree.  Each star has a gift for an "adopted" family in need.  Please return your wrapped gift (with the star attached!) by Monday, December 8th.  


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