The 69th annual Winnetka Children's Fair will be held on June 6th and 7th!  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Erika Schmitt at or check out the website at


Upcoming Events

5/26: NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

5/29 - 5/30: Classroom Picnics

6/6 - 6/7: Winnetka Children's Fair






June 9th - July 19th

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WCNS offers several options for summer campers:

Sandpipers (For 2 & 1/2 to younger 3 year olds) - Designed for very young children as an introduction to a group learning environment.  Join us for 2 or 4 mornings for 2.5 hours of activities both in the classroom and outside.  Student/Teacher Ratio 12:2

Monday/Wednesday and/or Tuesday/Thursday 9:00am - 11:30am

Artful Adventurists (For older 3's to 5's) - An introduction to a large range of art media including clay, paint, wire, 3D collage and textiles.  Children will discover and participate in the design, construction and creative process of art.  Parents are invited to a gallery exhibition of the children's artwork at the end of the session.  Student/Teacher Ratio 18:2

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 11:30am

Summer Scientists (For older 3's to 5's) - Campers will be immersed in science activities, animal discoveries, nature explorations and field work (walking trips).  Parents will be invited to view the scientists' discoveries in a museum-like format at the end of the session.  Student/Teacher Ratio 18:2

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 11:30am

















Welcome to Winnetka Community Nursery School!

For more than 65 years, caring, warmth, and educational excellence for young children have been the guiding principles of our school. 

 We offer half-day and full-day programs for children ages 2 though 6. WCNS is more than just a school, it is a community of parents, students and educators.  We encourage our parents to take an active role in the education and development of children. We believe that it is our responsibility as a school to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of young children. Please take some time to explore our offerings, and if you have any questions, know we are happy to answer them.


 Please contact us to learn more about our school and schedule a visit.