Providing Madison Families With 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.


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 and 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.  Enrollment information is available upon request.

Center Rates 2020


Red Caboose’s School Age Programs

  • After School at Lapham & Marquette (during school year)
  • Camp Caboose (during summer)

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

School Age Program Rates 2020

After-School Program enrollment packets for the 2020-2021 school year:

Days of Play enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year:

We offer care on days that public school has Early Release days or No Public School days (aka Days of Play) – sign up separately in advance to ensure your spot(s) for this school year!


All enrollment paperwork and payments should be delivered to:

654 Williamson Street

Madison, WI 53703


Additional School Age Program Information:

RC School Age Program Parent Handbook

WI Child Care Licensing Summary