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 or you can print out one below
. 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 enhance their 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.

Cost of Childcare 2018-19

*Before School- $31.00 (does not include any extra)
After School- $61.00 (Includes all school year extra days)
Before and After School- $90.00 (includes all school year extra days)
Vacation Care- $100.00 if just signing up for Vacation Care

 Childcare Locations and hours of operation, 18-19 School Year

BEFORE SCHOOL- (6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. ) Farrington School; Lincoln School (Hussey Students attend Farrington and are bussed to Hussey in am; Gilbert Students attend Lincoln and are busses to Gilbert)

AFTER SCHOOL-  (2:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)Farrington School, Lincoln School, Gilbert School (Hussey students are bussed to Farrington School)

VACATION CARE & *ALL DAY CARE- (6:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. )  Buker Community Center

**Snow days childcare opens at 7:30 a.m.**

If bussing is needed, parents need to contact the school and tell them what school your child is at and what the bussing need is.

Asthma Treatment Plan Form
2018 Summer Childcare Enrollment Form
2018 Summer Childcare Brochure

2018 - 2019 School Year Parent Handbook
2018 - 2019 School Year Enrollment Form
2018 - 2019 Augusta Schools' Calendar

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
Phone: (207) 626-2350 x 4233

Program Coordinator: Bethany Sproul-LeBrun
Phone: (207) 626-2350 x 4234

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.