Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile and our Wishlist

Two things on Amazon: the Amazon Smile fundraising opportunity, and a Wishlist of materials and supplies we’ve assembled. Amazon Smile Do you shop on Amazon? If you do you can help raise money for Hilltop Children’s House just by shopping. It will not cost you anymore money and can add up to a decent amount…

First Children in Their Space

Our First Day

Our first day was today, with our first students, and we’re excited! The kids were given materials to work with and shown how to work with them in a designated space. Still Time to Join Us! We are still accepting registrations because Montessori doesn’t require everyone to start at the same time. Anyone interested can…

Children's House Starter Room

It’s a Small Start, But It’s a Start

It was a really great day at the Hilltop Children’s House, we got so much done! Tomorrow, October 1, will be our start—a small start, but a start nonetheless. Off to the side of the large main space that will eventually house the full Montessori program is a smaller room. This space is just right…

Herald Star Coverage

Paul Giannamore of the Steubenville Herald Star stopped by to talk with us on Wednesday and his article ran in the paper today, Sunday, August 19. The Montessori method builds on itself as a community of children learning together, with older children helping the younger children. The Hilltop Children’s House is hoping to start with…

Back porch

Back Door Work

The previous owners of our building had done something odd to the floor in the back room of our building. It wasn’t odd in itself—they just added a layer of subfloor, some vinyl tile, and then a carpet remnant over that. What was odd was that with that buildup of material, the back door simply…

Opening Programs and Tuition

We have published our exact plans for opening with our inaugural programs and our first-year tuition special! Montessori Day Sessions Our first year of Montessori will be only 10 kids, ages three and four, Monday through Friday, half-day (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.). The way a Montessori program typically runs, all of the kids of all ages…

Opening This Fall

We are eager to get the Hilltop Children’s House going, by opening THIS FALL! Last evening Noëlle and I sat down after dinner and established a schedule for the first year of operation (first day of sessions will be Monday, October 1) and what is needed to get it open. Noëlle, already fully trained in the Catechesis…

Dinner with Six Friends

A wonderful evening last night for our Dinner with Six Friends! We look forward to having a number of smaller events to share our vision and discuss the future of the Hilltop, as well as ice cream social open house events at the building itself!  

Join us for “Dinner for Six Friends”

Join us for a fun evening on Sunday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. (dinner at 7:00) to learn more about how Montessori programs can help kids, especially kids who live in difficult circumstances, and how you can help make it happen! Children can flourish when they are given the opportunity to, and that opportunity comes…

Architect Visit

Architect Visit!

Our architect, Ronald Cornell Faniro, of Faniro Architects out of Youngstown, came by with Tom’s dad, Paul, of Crowe’s Cabinets, to measure the space and begin the process of turning this venerable space into the Hilltop Children’s House. Lots of work will need to be done. We’re excited about the prospects and the plans we’re working…