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Willow Oak 


A Leaf
A leaf

4807 Lumley Road

Durham, North Carolina 27703

We are currently accepting applications for the waitlist for the 2024-2025 school year. Please contact Gabby for a tour, or for more information.


Preschool Program

Willow Oak is a half-day outdoor preschool for children ages 3-5. Located 5 minutes from Brier Creek and just outside of  RTP, our school sits on a 7 acre property, with 2 acres of private forest land.   

 Our program runs 5 days, 8:30-12:30, beginning in September and ending in May.


Our Philosophy 

At Willow Oak Preschool, we believe that just as every day brings change,  every child is unique, and grows tremendously throughout their preschool journey.  Our goal is to meet the child where they are both socially and academically, with a kind and nurturing spirit, in order to foster a love for learning, community, and our natural world.

Nature Based Curriculum

Our day flows alongside the changing seasons, embracing the natural and slow paced rhythm nature brings. Our child-led, play based approach invites children to wonder, create, question, and explore the world around them while embracing the magic of childhood. 

Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Art & Social Skills are fostered through movement games, stories, songs, natural exploration, problem solving, and most of all fun!

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