Cheryl Waites (left) and Rhonda Garver, both parents of preschoolers at the Washington University Nursery School, admire the paintings during the school’s annual gallery night fundraiser March 7 at the Shearburn William Gallery in St. Louis. Each child created an original acrylic “masterpiece” on canvas for the event. The nursery school serves children between two years, seven months, to five years. Around 70 percent are children of WUSTL faculty and staff members. The school serves as a site for research in child development and early childhood teacher training. University students participate in a teaching practicum, and WUSTL students are employed to assist in the classrooms.