Kinderhaven is a place that aims to stimulate the growth of all the facets of the personalities of the preschoolers. When Kinderhaven needed some decorative artwork for the barren exterior of it’s building they chose Lake Forest artist Janet Austin to design and execute the project. An excellent choice, as Austin has a resume of public arts works made in collaboration with children. She made a design of a tree and root system and had the children, ages 3 - 7, make clay pieces or stars, leaves, butterflies and worms to fit into a mosaic which would be installed on the outside of the building. All the children can then see the work they’ve done, they can be proud of the fact that they helped build the art piece.