Founders & Teaching Staff

The Willa Playschool was founded in 2004 by two mothers; both educators. Julie Bisson and Alina Singletary created the school on principles of attachment parenting, inspiration from the schools of Reggio-Emilia, anti-bias practices, and peace education.

Teachers at the Willa Playschool are experienced (over 25 years in the ECE field), college educated, loving, tuned in to each child, skilled in emergent curriculum and anti-bias practices, and value working in partnership with families.

Location & Facility

  • Beautiful home-like environment
  • Updated/Renovated in 2020
  • Outdoor play spaces
  • Edible garden
  • 2 blocks from Roosevelt Light Rail
  • On bus line (45, 62, 79)
  • 5 minutes from I-5