After School Program

2021 On Track School Day Programs

We are working in partnership with the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide full school day programs for school age children at Lapham Elementary (1045 E. Dayton).  This program is designed to meet the evolving needs of students and parents during this unprecedented time. We are excited to continue supporting families by offering full school day care that includes academic support for virtual learning, fun enrichment activities, and social emotional learning.

Red Caboose On Track School Day Program Details:

  • Red Caboose is offering full day child care for K-5 students at Lapham Elementary, 1045 Dayton St.
  • Red Caboose will be open Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and will encompass the school day of distance learning instruction. On days when there is no MMSD instruction, Red Caboose will be closed.
  • Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) food service will provide breakfast and lunch. Students have the option of bringing their own breakfast or lunch for mealtimes. Red Caboose will serve our traditional afternoon snack.
  • Enrollment is available for five days of care a week. For safety and to keep groups as small and as consistent as possible, alternative schedules or drop-in care are not offered at this time.
  • The full day program rate is $240 per week.
  • For deposit information and registration please see the enrollment packet.
  • In order to withdraw from the program please submit a request in writing to the enrollment coordinator at least two weeks in advance.
  • We continue to adapt health and safety procedures based on evolving state and local requirements and guidance to help keep your child, family and RC staff safe and healthy.

The enrollment packet link includes: 1) Full Day Program Information 2) Enrollment Information, 3) Enrollment Form, 4) Parent Permissions and Payment Agreement, 5) Emergency Contact Form, 6-7) Health Form, 8) Day Care Immunization Record, 9-11) COVID-19 Policies and Waivers.

If you are unable to print the enrollment forms and would like to fill out a paper copy, we have enrollment documents at  Red Caboose Child Care Center, 654 Willliamson Street. You can either complete your paperwork on site, or take it with you to review and return.

2021 On Track School Day Program:   Enrollment Packet     Program FAQ

How We Learn

For us to provide a high quality After-School Program, we maintain a ratio of 1 teacher to 10-12 children, a nourishing snack, and a variety of cooperative play and learning opportunities for your child.  Our program is child centered.  It allows time for quiet play and reading, active and outdoor play, field trips, and both small and large group and individual activities.  Activities are also offered in the areas of arts and crafts, construction, small manipulative toys, games, dramatic play, science, computer, and cooking.

School Age Program Site Supervisors



Robby Schiller

Red Caboose After School at Lapham




KCKC Gilbertson

Red Caboose After School at Marquette