Child Care

City of Augusta Childcare's Rec1 System rec1logo(1)
Childcare payments may be made online thru our new Rec1 system. (click on the REC1 icon to set up an account) Payments must be made by Friday night for the following week of care. Rec1 will NOT take late payments. 
 Setting up a REC 1 account DOES NOT ENROLL your child in childcare. All families NEED to fill out enrollment forms at Buker Community Center. Even if you have been in the program previously, a new enrollment form needs to be filled out for school year care and then for summer care.

The City of Augusta Child Care Bureau provides quality childcare in a safe environment for families and children {436EDF79-823D-4F1F-9859-7F6722CCE74B}_Webenrolled. Through activities, we will involve, challenge, intrigue and assist children in ways that enhancetheir character and develop their minds and bodies.

The City of Augusta School Age Childcare Program operates with a philosophy of service to the children, parents and community. For children, the program offers a safe, supportive environment that encourages creativity and positive self-esteem. This is accomplished through wholesome and fun activities; including age appropriate education activities, arts and crafts, literacy activities, creative play, and nutritious snacks. For parents, the program offers affordable childcare with dependable scheduling and flexible enrollment policies. For the community, the program provides support for families of local business, social services, and school.

The program receives direction from a Parent Advisory Board. If you are interested in joining the Parent Advisory Board contact the Childcare Director.

Asthma Treatment Plan Form
2018 Summer Childcare Enrollment Form
2018 Summer Childcare Brochure
2017 - 2018 School Year Parent Handbook
2017 - 2018 School Year Enrollment Form
Financial Aid
Parent Involvement
Components of a Daily/Weekly Schedule

Contact Us
Buker Community Center
22 Armory Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 626-2350
Fax: (207) 620-8800
Hours: M-F
7:30a.m. - 4:30p.m.

Child Care Director ~Karen Hatch

Child Care Sites

  • Lincoln School (207) 242-1903
  • Gilbert School (207) 458-7947
  • Farrington School (207) 458-7946
  • Hussey School (207) 458-7927

 Program Hours

  • Before School 6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  • After School 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Early Release 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • All-Day Care 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Snow Days * 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
 * weather permitting


  • 7:00a.m. - 5:30p.m.