Providing Madison Families Loving Child Care Since 1972

Generations of families in Madison have trusted us to care for and love their children — and we take that mission seriously.


Now enrolling 4-year-olds and 4K for fall! Come take a tour and see the Grasshopper room for yourself.

Now enrolling 4-year-olds including 4K! Come take a tour and see the Grasshopper Room for yourself.


What’s special about Red Caboose?

  • We’re the only child care center in Madison that factors family income into tuition costs — cost is calculated on a sliding scale.
  • Nutritious meals and snacks are included, and we make it all in-house.
  • We buck industry trends with low staff turnover. Our experienced teachers and staff dedicate themselves to Red Caboose children, some for as long as 40 years!

Come see for yourself. Schedule a tour, meet the teachers and families that make Red Caboose a special place for pre-school aged children to learn, grow, and be loved.

Red Caboose’s Child Care Center

For a tour and to learn more about us contact our Preschool Program Director at ppd@redcaboosedaycare.org.

Center Rates 2019

Red Caboose’s School Age Program

To enroll, please contact our Enrollment Coordinator, at  sapenroll@redcaboosedaycare.org

School Age Program Rates 2019


Enrollment packets for the school year 2019-2020:

Days of Play Enrollment: We offer care on days the public school has an early release or no school. Sign up separately to ensure your spot for this school year!

Camp Caboose Enrollment Packet 2019

All enrollment paperwork and payments should be delivered to:

654 Williamson Street

Madison, WI 53703


School Age Program Information:

RC School Age Program Parent Handbook

WI Child Care Licensing Summary