FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Red Caboose Child Care Center Welcomes Pam Skeel as New Executive Director MADISON, Wis. (September 1, 2023) – Red Caboose Child Care Center, a trusted provider of high-quality, affordable early childhood education and care, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Pam Skeel as its new Executive Director. With extensive experience and passion for nurturing the next generation, Skeel will lead the center into a new era of excellence and growth. Skeel’s background encompasses 22 years of business management, coupled with invaluable experiences serving in child care and as an Executive Director for non-profits. Her diverse skillMore…
Appearing on the Downtown Madison Happenings Podcast hosted by Jason Ilstrup, our Project Administrator Lisa Fiala and our Executive Director Pam Skeel talked about our big move to a new home and the state of child care in America.
Our own Turtle Room teacher Morgan Cutler spoke with Wisconsin Public Radio’s Jenny Peek! Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee cut funding for the Child Care Counts program from its budget legislation. Jenny detailed how this will impact our beloved Red Caboose staff and child care providers across the state.
Red Caboose Child Care Center stood in solidarity and remained open to serve Madison families on May 8: “Day Without Child Care” and recognized the concerning, growing need for affordable, accessible, and quality early childhood education and development. Red Caboose Child Care Center was covered by Madison’s WKOW on the impact affordable, and inclusive childcare makes in the lives of working parents and the local economy. Doing this also brought awareness around the national “Day Without Child Care.” By staying at the forefront of educational trends and actively contributing to the broader conversation with educators, parents, and policymakers, Red Caboose has anMore…
Madison’s Channel 3 News attended our “Farewell to our Williamson Street Home” open house event on March 4 and interviewed Emeritus Executive Director Wendy Rakower and Board President Aaron Stephenson. You can watch the video here.
Review the progress over the past year of our new home just down the railroad tracks at Union Corners!
Teacher, Cheryl Heiman, is featured in a Capital Times article about her 47 years at Red Caboose.
Roots & Wings Foundation has generously provided substantial financial support for our Red Caboose Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship Fund allows Red Caboose to provide tuition assistance to 80% of enrolled families. Roots & Wings is a family foundation established in 2019 by Judy and Gordon Faulkner. Roots & Wings makes grants across the fields of healthcare, early childhood, basic needs, and human rights. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that help low-income children and families reach their full potential through prevention, early intervention, and in-depth programming that changes lives. More at www.RootsWings.org
Harriet N. Brown who spent an entire year observing Red Caboose. Her engaging and thought-provoking book, “The Good-Bye Window, A Year in the Life of a Day-Care Center”, published by The University of Wisconsin Press, is the story of that year.
Thanks to a $150,000 matching grant from Otto Bremer Trust, any contributions you make to the Capital Campaign at this time will be doubled! Construction has begun on her new home at 2340 Winnebago Street! The entire first floor will provide the space for Red Caboose to serve three times the number of children, and our community partner, Movin’ Out, Inc. will provide accessible housing on the upper floors. The Capital Campaign will ensure the funds needed to complete this vital project. “The collaboration between Red Caboose and Movin’ Out to build an expanded childcare facility and additional affordableMore…