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


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: 


Children’s Nature Festival
All Are Welcome!

@ Dwyer Park, Downtown Winnetka (856 Elm St.)
Sunday, Sept. 27 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

 Click Here for more information.



Willow Wood News

Over 50 families joined us on Saturday, Aug. 22nd to kick-off back to school for this year's annual Popsicle Playdate at Village Green Park!  Kids got to see old friends and have popsicles!

On Saturday, Aug. 8th new Families gathered on the Willow Wood Preschool Playground to casually meet the other new Willow Wood families as well as their family bud!  It was a great way for the kids to be at the school prior to the start of school and for new families to be welcomed into the Willow Wood community.


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