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"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss


WPSN offers a play-based approach to early childhood development and education.  WPSN’s talented, nurturing and experienced teachers individualize the curriculum to meet each child’s developmental needs and interests.  WPSN consistently fosters cognitive development, social and emotional skills, critical thinking, and creativity.

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Winnetka Public School Nursery’s 20th annual Pumpkinfest will take place on Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hopefully you have experienced the fun of Pumpkinfest, whether as a past volunteer or attendee. Every year in October, WPSN runs this event with games, rides, food, crafts and much more for the children and families of the North Shore.

If you would like to volunteer for this fun event, please visit the Sign Up Genius link below:


Alternately you may contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ela Thakkar at ethakkar@gmail.com.

Thank you for wanting to be a part of this wonderful North Shore Tradition!


Ongoing Opportunities:

Every Year WPSN hosts a PumpkinFest at the Village Commons. This year Pumpkinfest is on Saturday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. This event is is solely run by Volunteers to introduce WPSN to our wonderful community and have the children of the north shore come and enjoy this wonderful fall tradition.. We are requesting Volunteers to sign up for various activities (ranging from Tattoo Art, Collecting tickets for the various kiddie games/rides etc or just assist with set up/clean up).

Details of the activities can be found on the following link:

Opportunities Available: Saturday Mornings Afternoons