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. We look forward to our Family Fun Festival in February, farm visit in March, Trike-a-Thon in April, and Graduation in May. 

     The beauty of this work is to see the development and growth of each child. Most children start off rather timid and unsure, exploring and inquiring about all that exists around them. Overtime their confidence in themselves and their surroundings begin to grow; they ask more questions, investigate, and come to their own conclusions. The children come to school each day with a zest and enthusiasm that is always the best part of my day. They always explore the shelves to see what new works may be there. Some start with art, others at Practical life or the Sensorial works, while others return to something they started before. Whatever they choose, each child is excitedly exploring, discovering, and constructing themselves and the the persona that they are becoming. Eventually, we pause to pray, have a chat, or perhaps read a story and discuss our current theme. All in all through thick and thin, challenges and/ or accomplishments, we always choose to have a great day and we do.

     I'm expecting the rest of  school year to be the same. Each child growing, exploring and discovering. Everyday a new opportunity to see the potential of the future unfold before you. It's an honor and a privilege.

                                                                                         Ms. Doubra, Director 

"Whatever an education, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your roadmap through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are whomever you are with; it should teach you how to live and how to die." 

                                                                                                      - John Taylor Gatto