New (School) Year, New Beginnings

July 27, 2016

Hello Family and Friends,

            It has been a while! I hope you have been enjoying our Facebook postings, which have been the focus for some time. I wanted to take a moment to revisit two key questions: Who are we, and what is it that we do? 

Who are we?

We are a faith-based community of students, teachers, families, and parishioners working together to ensure that all of our students acquire the skills and abilities necessary to steer them into becoming dynamic citizens.

What is it that we do?

Each family informs us of the expectations that they have for their child, and each child has curriculum guidelines coupled with state mandated academic standards. Our nurturing and very able staff set out to meet all of these requirements and to provide a comprehensive developmental outcome for each child. 

Through observations and planning we identify windows of opportunities to enhance our service. The environment allows for freedom of movement (within limits), exploration, discovery, and empowerment. This combination has led to the development of a thriving community, which includes current students and their families as well as alumni students and their families. It is the collaboration of this dedicated community that has led to Queen of Peace Children’s House being able to create outstanding citizens, one child as a time. 

Looking Forward

Our continued desire for excellence in our educational offerings has led to our gaining full accreditation. This fall will see the implementation of one of our expansion initiatives with a new kindergarten program.

We look forward to a progressive and dynamic future.

Please feel free to contact us at:

352 854 2181 or



August 5, 2014
     Tomorrow is Open House for everyone starting at 10 in the morning. Friday is our exclusive, parent-only orientation evening; looking forwarding to seeing you all. Hopefully you can spot the #QOPlittlebigdifference and enter our raffle drawing. (Details on our Facebook page). 
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What is Queen of Peace Children's House?

July 20, 2014
     Hope you are having a great summer and enjoying some quality time with friends and family. 2013-2014 was a great school year and summer another memorable experience. We are excitedly preparing for the next school year and looking forward to all that it will bring. In the meantime, you can visit our Facebook page to see pictures from the school year or our 2014 summer camp, or perhaps spare a moment to read what Queen of Peace Children's House is all about (and discover the answer to the ...
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2014 Update

January 21, 2014
     In 2000 whilst going through a bumpy period in my life I stumbled on this concept of Montessori. What was it and what was it all about. After investing in formal training I discovered "the best thing ever". Initially it was odd. "Freedom of movement", free choice,etc, etc. Education, I once thought, was structured and strictly outlined. What was this idea that children could do whatever they wanted and learn in the process? It was alien to my upbringing, along with all that i had learned...
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You Are Invited...

October 11, 2013
to our family fun fundraiser on the 20th of October! Bring a friend and get ready to have some fun! There will be games, petting zoos, and more! 

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Growth and Change As The School Year Approaches!

August 9, 2013

     "The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the flaming heat of imagination" - Dr. Maria Montessori 

     As the end of summer draws near and the new school year begins, we remember the little gems that have moved on to glisten in new territories. We anticipate the growth of those returning and the hopes we have for the new children joining us this year. Our work with the children is like gardening...

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Wow! Time has flown!

January 22, 2013
     2013 has started off great for Queen of Peace Children's House. All of the children have returned older, more inquisitive, and even more excited about school. We just finished our 100th day of school celebration and the children along with their families produced great displays of the value of 100. Our garden did quite well, and soon we will be planting our spring garden. The playground's refurbishment has been a great success, and the children are enjoying exploring the new equipment. W...
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What A Great Start To The New School Year!

August 17, 2012
     As we approach our 2nd week of school it has been an absolute joy to watch the children purposefully and enthusiastically exploring and enjoying "the works" on the shelves.
    It was wonderful to watch the returning children heading straight to the classroom to explore once they had greeted the staff.
     We are starting off great here at the Children's House. This is going to be another educational and exciting year. Montessori education affords each child the opportunity to continuou...
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Summer Videos!

July 15, 2012
The Summer Camp video has finally been finished! Don't forget to look at it on the "Summer Camp" page of the website. I hope your summers are going great.
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Summer Camp Has Begun And The Kids Are Having Loads Of Fun!

June 11, 2012

   Udpdate/Flashback to the past of the 2011-2012 school year:
   This school year was an amazing academic school year. Our graduation was a blast, and we raised money for the St. Jude's hospital through our trike-a-thon.Our fundraiser exceeded our goal. Also, our first family fun festival went extremely well despite the grayish weather. Thank you to all the committed parents and volunteers who supported us this year.  

     Today marks the first day of our 2012 summer camp! Finally our much an...

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