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


Registration is available for the 2014-2015 school year.  Take a virtual tour of our school or contact our registrar to visit the school today.


Willow Wood News
Spirit Wear on Sale Now

Act now...Spirit Wear Sale Ends October 24!

Willow Wood branded clothes and lunchbags are now available for a limited time. Cute t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants and girls’ jumpers come in a range of preschooler sizes. Download your order form HERE!

Bounce Back to School

Come join the Bounce Back to School Children's Carnival and experience a favorite North Shore tradition in its 6th year. Games, rides, food, face painting and performances are geared towards all ages with special attractions for ages 18 months to five. All proceeds benefit Willow Wood Preschool.

Meet Classmates This Saturday

Saturday, August 23, 10:30-11:30 at Village Green Park

Bring your family to the Popsicle playdate and meet up with old and new Willow Wood families at this fun, annual event. At the playdate you will find fellow classmates like Baer and Livvie! Learn out more about these Willow Wood students here!


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