The Children's House by CATHE

Burlington's top private Montessori Preschool.  

The CATHE Center is proud to offer 3/4K Montessori inspired preschool classes, as well as enrichment care at the Cooper School Building (249 Conkey Street).

The Montessori method is a child centered approach to learning and development. The classroom is prepared by the teacher to encourage independence, freedom within limits and a sense of order. Children develop concentration, focus, confidence and self- direction. See the difference that Montessori can make in your child’s life!

To tour our classroom, meet our teachers or to enroll, please email


Preschool & After Care

In the morning hours (8:30-11:30AM), we offer 3/4K Montessori Preschool, Monday through Friday.

Before 8:30am and after 11am, we offer enrichment care, which is open to students of all ages including students in higher grades at Cooper.   Enrichment care is available until 5:30 pm.

The Children’s House Montessori program is a hidden gem within the Burlington community. The program is affordable and provides invaluable lessons to the children. The silent buzz that occurs in the classroom is unlike any atmosphere I have experienced with elementary age children.

…The most important lessons she takes away from the program are the everyday life skills, such as, common respect for adults and her peers; the sense of community within the classroom; basic etiquette; maintaining a clean environment; preparing for meals; independence and confidence.

The program also provides aftercare for the children, which we utilize. We love how the children continue to learn throughout the afternoon, in a fun, creative and safe atmosphere.

We were certain that we wanted to provide our children with a Montessori education, and feel blessed that we have such a great program so close to home.”
— -CATHE Montessori Mom