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 when they are guided to “do for themselves.” They learn to take responsibility for their actions, their environment, their relationships, and their learning.
Maria Montessori developed her method by observing the children in the slums of Rome who were left to their own devices when their mothers went to work for the day. She watched what made them tick, what encouraged their growth, what helped them to learn, and she learned to “follow the child” so as to guide, rather than force, their learning.
Her method came to the United States during her lifetime by Thomas Edison, who had a Montessori “children’s house” for his own children.
This is what Hilltop Children’s House will bring to the hilltop neighborhoods of Steubenville, but it cannot happen without help.
We’re holding our first “Dinner for Six Friends” in the Totino Room of the St. Joseph Center at Franciscan University, and we’re looking for 9 co-hosts who can each bring 5 friends. The hosts will be responsible for an entree that will feed everyone at their table, as well as a dessert that can be shared with the whole group.
We will provide beverages, salad, and everything else needed for the evening, including some very nice prizes available for raffle.
If you’d like to be a host please get a “host” ticket on the Eventbrite page and we’ll be in touch about inviting your guests.