The Willows Nursery School

Established in 2012, The Willows is a little nursery school located in the heart of the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose, California. We are Reggio-inspired and offer play-based, half to full day programs for children from 2 years and 9 months to school age.


Our Mission

The Willows Nursery School values open communication and mutual respect, learning through play and inquiry, as well as listening and dialogue. With the support of trained educators, children ages 2 years and 9 months to school age explore an array of materials, tools, concepts, and projects in an environment designed to embrace their individual needs and interests. Because we know that deep learning often takes place within a social context, our teachers support children as they connect with their peers while building relationships of collaboration and reciprocity.

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Upcoming Open Houses

Saturday, November 2nd, 10 AM - NOON

Saturday, January 11th, 10 AM - NOON

Saturday, March 14th, 10 AM - NOON

Take a tour of our indoor/outdoor school environment, learn about our approach to early childhood education, and meet our teachers.

No RSVP necessary. We hope to see you there!


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“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations, and the richer their experiences.”

Loris Malaguzzi