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Easter Seals UCP 500 Military Cutoff Rd. Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Marcie Jaquish marcie.jaquish@eastersealsucp.org 910-392-0080 Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Position: Education Coordinator
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: $36,000
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 0-5 years old
  • Job descriptions: Minimum Requirement: BA in Early Childhood or similar field. A minimum of 12 semester hours in ECE and ability to obtain an Admin III Credential.
    Desired Skills and Abilities: Teaching experience and ability to work with others in training, directing and coaching others. Knowledege of Creative Curriculum, TSGold and in working with children with IEP’s/IFSP’s and special needs is a plus.
    Would like someone who is experienced in working in a childcare setting. Knowledge of Early Childcare Liscensing Standards, B-K and Stars.
    Additional Requirements: Must have Credentials, CPR/First Aide, It’s Sids, TB results.
  • Email resume to marcie.jaquish@eastersealsucp.org and call 910-392-0080
  • Position: Teacher Assistant and Floaters
  • Hours per week: PT/FT
  • Pay range: Negotiable
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 0-5 years old
  • Job descriptions: Required credentials. Experience working with children.
    Additional Requirements: Must have a TB Test, First Aide/CPR.
  • Email resume to marcie.jaquish@eastersealsucp.org and call 910-392-0080

Child Development Center Inc 3802 Princess Place Dr Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Heather Ratliff  heatherratliffcdc@gmail.com 910-343-4245 Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Position: After care teacher
  • Hours per week: 17.5
  • Pay range: $9-10/hr
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: 3-5 years
  • Job descriptions: CDC is currently hiring for an aftercare position. Times: 215-530pm Monday-Friday. Experience with children with special needs preferred.
  • Email resume to heatherratliffcdc@gmail.com, fax resume to 910-343-4254 or deliver resume to our office, address listed above.

Childcare Network #82 4808 New Centre Dr Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Tracy Reeves  cni82@childcarenetwork.com  910-452-4222  Star Rating: 5
  • Positions: 2 Lead Teachers
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: varies
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Twos & Fours
  • Please contact Childcare Network #82 to apply via phone, email or in person
  • Position: Cook
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: varies
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Please contact Childcare Network #82 to apply via phone, email or in person

Childcare Network #83 1553 S. 41st St Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Tiffany Johnson  cni83@childcarenetwork.com  910-395-4127  Star Rating: 5
  • Positions: Assistant Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: $8.50-11
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Twos
  • Please email resume to anewber@childcarenetwork.com.

Childcare Network #127  19 Lennon Dr Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Tina Winsette/Lauren Nelson cni127@childcarenetwork.com 910-799-5141 Star Rating: 5 stars

Childcare Network #158  2411 Flint Dr Wilmington NC 28401

Contact: Elizabeth Smith/Megan Mercia cni158@childcarenetwork.com 910-799-5141 Star Rating: 5 stars
Please email your resume or apply online at www.childcarenetworkjobs.com for these positions
  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: Negotiable
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 4-5 years
  • Job descriptions: Childcare Network is currently looking for a responsible and nurturing lead teacher for our four and five year olds. An Associates degree in Early Childhood or a Bachelors degree is preferred, along with two years experience.
  • Positions: Lead Teacher & Assistant Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: Negotiable
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 4 & School Age
  • Job descriptions: Currently seeking enthusiastic, professional teachers to work with our four yearolds and younger school-aged children.
  • Position: Bus Driver
  • Hours per week: 25-30
  • Pay range: Negotiable
  • Benefits: Yes (if over 30 hours)
  • Age group: All
  • Job descriptions: Childcare Network is currently looking for a bus driver for our morning and afternoon routes. A clean driving record, CPR certification, and current qualifying letter are required. Opportunity for advancement and more hours if desired.

Children’s Learning Center of Wilmington 71 Darlington Ave Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Mandy Hackler or Keri Wray mandy@clcwilmington.com 910-762-7735 Star Rating: 5
  • Position: Toddler Teacher Assistant
  • Hours per week: 10
  • Pay range: Based on education/experience
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: Toddlers
  • Job description: Toddler assistant to assist full time teachers with transitions.
  • Send resume to mandy@clcwilmington.com
  • Position: Afternoon Assistant
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Pay range: Based on education/experience
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: Toddlers
  • Job description: Toddler afternoon assistant from 1:30-5:30pm. Assisting lead teacher with naptime, snack and outside time.
  • Send resume to mandy@clcwilmington.com

Kiddie Academy   7633 Market St Wilmington NC 28411

Contact: Carly Nunalee  wilmington@kiddieacademy.net  910-742-4344  Star Rating: Temporary
  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: $12
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: Birth-School Age
  • Job description: Responsible for the daily planning, management & supervision of the classroom and children. Must show professionalism, flexibility and willingness to be a team player. Must have NC qualifying letter as well as credentials. Must be CPR/1st Aid trained within 60 days of employment. Must have TB test.
  • Send resume to wilmington@kiddieacademy.net with date available for employment and hours available.
  • Position: Assistant Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: $10
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: Birth-School Age
  • Job description: Assist lead teacher with the daily planning, management & supervision of the classroom and children. Must show professionalism, flexibility and willingness to be a team player. Must have NC qualifying letter as well as credentials. Must be CPR/1st Aid trained within 60 days of employment. Must have TB test.
  • Send resume to wilmington@kiddieacademy.net with date available for employment and hours available.

Kids & Company  5222 S. College Rd Wilmington NC 28412

Contact: Rebecca Hinman or Jennifer Varella  kidscompanycollege@gmail.com  910-799-8023   Star Rating: 4 stars
Please apply by email or in person for these positions
  • Position: Lead Teachers
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Age group: Toddlers and Twos
  • Job description: Caring for children ages 12-24 months or 2-3 years old. Weekly lesson plans, day to day classroom arrangement, and cleaning.
  • Position: Group Leader
  • Hours per week: 25+
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Age group: School Age
  • Job description: Caring for children ages 5-12 years old. Weekly lesson plans, assisting children with homework. Day to day classroom arrangement and cleaning.
  • Positions: Assistant Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Age groups: Infants, Toddlers,Threes
  • Job description: Caring for children ages 10-24 months or 3-4 years old. Helping the lead teacher with day to day classroom arrangement and cleaning.

Kids & Company  2619 Newkirk Ave Wilmington NC 28412

Contact: Jennifer Varella  kidscompanynewkirk@gmail.com  910-799-7195   Star Rating: 4 stars
Please apply by email or in person for these positions
  • Positions: Assistant Director
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Job description: Assisting the director with day to day administrator responsibilities.
  • Position: Group Leader
  • Hours per week: 25+
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Age group: School Age
  • Job description: Caring for children ages 5-12 years old. Weekly lesson plans, assisting children with homework. Day to day classroom arrangement and cleaning.
  • Position: Dietician
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Job description: Preparing meals and maintaining the kitchen
  • Positions: Two Floaters
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Age group: All Ages
  • Job description: Caring for children ages 6 weeks-12 years old. Assisting teachers with day to day routines and classroom duties.

Kids & Company  4304 Henson Dr Wilmington NC 28412

Contact: Jennifer Varella  kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com  910-799-3556   Star Rating: 4 stars
Please apply by email or in person for these positions
  • Positions: Assistant Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Age groups: Twos
  • Job description: Caring for children ages 2-3 years old. Assisting the lead teacher with day to day classroom duties.
  • Positions: Assistant Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Age groups: Fours
  • Job description: Caring for children ages 4-5 years old. Assisting the lead teacher with day to day classroom duties.
  • Position: Group Leader
  • Hours per week: 25+
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Age group: School Age
  • Job description: Caring for children ages 5-12 years old. Assisting children with homework, lesson plans and day to day classroom duties.
  • Position: Floater
  • Hours per week: 25+
  • Pay range: Varies
  • Age group: All Ages
  • Job description: Caring for children ages 6 weeks-12 years old. Assisting teachers with day to day routines and classroom duties.

King’s Kidz Christian Childcare  10 Kenwood Ave Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Deborah Smith  dwannjames@yahoo.com 910-763-8733 Star Rating: GS110-106
  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Hours per week: 32-40
  • Pay range: $8.50-9.00
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: several
  • Job description/requirements: Qualifying letter from NCDCDEE
  • Call Deborah at 910-763-8733 to apply

LCOR Preschool   7500 Market St  Wilmington NC 28411

Contact: Joanne Saxon   preschool@mylcor.org   910-681-0422   Star Rating: Non-licensed (N/A)
  • Position: Part-time/Lead Summer Camp counselor
  • Hours per week: 23.5
  • Pay range: $12+/hr
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: 3-5 year olds
  • Job description: This is a lead summer camp counselor position.  It is for the specific weeks listed: Weeks of June 5, June 19, July 10, July 24.  Hours are 8:00 am – 12:30 pm, M-F.  This position requires the person to plan and carry out lessons & activities based on the specific weekly themes.  These themes will be available during interview. They will also oversee the group and be responsible for the children as well as direct and help assistant counselors. This position will report directly to the preschool director.
  • Send a resume to preschool@mylcor.org or call 910-681-0422

Milestones Learning Center  4915 Oriole Dr Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Stacey Rigdon  milestones@bizec.rr.com  910-452-3202 Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Position: Substitute
  • Hours per week: 0-40
  • Pay range: $10/hr
  • Benefits: No
  • Age groups: Birth to 5
  • Job description: Looking for applicant that can work Monday through Friday with flexibility to be called in at short notice. Must have current Criminal Record Check and TB test. Two years Early Childhood experience a must. Subsitute position has the opportunity to become full time teaching position if the need arises.
  • Please email copy of resume to milestones@bizec.rr.com

Mustard Seed Ministry Childcare Ctr 4126 S. College Rd Wilmington NC 28412

Contact: Derrell Clark    ilmnaz@yahoo.com   910-471-5497 Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Position: 2 Teachers
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay range: $9.50/hr (Negotiable)
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Twos and Threes
  • Job description: The Mustard Seed Ministry Childcare Center is looking for experienced teachers for its new facility.  The new facilities will open in June and teachers will be needed for its 2/3 year old classes.  Teachers will need to provide a loving, caring, and disciplined atmosphere, where young children can learn and grow.  An Approval Letter from DCDEE in regard to a background check is required.
  • Send a resume to ilmnaz@yahoo.com or call (910) 471-5497

Noah’s Ark Children’s Center 1501 Beasley Rd Wilmington NC 28409

Contact: Tracy Brewer   noahsark@masonborobaptist.org   910-395-0059   Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Position: Substitute
  • Hours per week: Varies (Weeks of June 5, June 19, July 10, July 24)
  • Pay range: $8.25-9/hr
  • Benefits: No
  • Age groups: Infants-Afterschoolers
  • Job description: We are looking for a team player who is interested in working with all ages from infants – after schoolers while our teachers enjoy some time off.  We may call as early as 6:30 am or give you notice weeks in advance.  This is a Christian atmosphere, we love to see and help children grow physically, cognitively, emotional, socially and spiritually.  Come join us!
  • Come by Noah’s Ark anytime from 7am-5pm…Monday through Friday and fill out an application.  Please bring any documents you have in the field of child development.  For example fingerprints, state letter reflecting your criminal background check, TB and most recent medical report.  Feel free to call and talk to Cyndi or Tracy should you have any questions.

Rising Stars of Wilmington 6743 Amsterdam Way Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Courtney Neubauer or LaShanna Harris risingstarsofwilmington@gmail.com 910-452-2231 Star Rating: 4
  • Positions: 2 Lead Teachers
  • Hours per week: 20-30/part time or 40/full time
  • Benefits: No
  • Age groups: 1-2 year olds
  • Full time or part time status will be discussed during the interview
  • Please contact Rising Stars to apply via phone, email or in person.

SPEC   4308 S. 17th St Ext Wilmington NC 28412

Contact: Candice Rabaglia   spec2@speckids.com  910-799-4140   Star Rating: 4 stars
Please apply online at www.speckids.com under the Careers tab, send a resume with proof of education to amy@speckids.com or deliver in person to the center.
  • Positions: 3 Lead Teachers
  • Hours per week: 40 hr/wk
  • Pay range: $10-12.50/hr
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age groups: Toddlers, Twos, Threes
  • Job description: Lead teachers are responsible for managing a classroom and creating a warm, welcoming environment which is safe, healthy and educational for the children. Responsibilities include creating and implementing lesson plans according to the Creative Curriculum, assessing children and tracking individual goals, maintaining open communication with parents and contributing to the quality of the center as a whole by working closely with other teachers and administrative staff. Minimum requirements include the NCECC or Equivalency with an AAS in ECE or other field with at least 12 semester hours of early childhood related coursework.
  • Position: Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40 hr/wk
  • Pay range: $8.50-10/hr
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Fours
  • Job description: Teachers are responsible for assisting lead teachers in the management of a classroom and creating a warm, welcoming environment which is safe, healthy and educational for the children. Responsibilities include implementing lesson plans according to the Creative Curriculum, assessing children and tracking individual goals, maintaining open communication with parents and contributing to the quality of the center as a whole by working closely with other teachers and administrative staff. Minimum requirements include the NCECC or Equivalency with at least 6 semester hours of early childhood related coursework.
  • Position: Floater
  • Hours per week: 30+ hr/wk
  • Pay range: $7.75-8.25/hr
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Varies
  • Job description: Floaters are responsible for substituting in place of lead and assistant teachers as needed. Responsibilities include supervising and interacting with the children in the classroom, creating a warm, welcoming environment, following lesson plans and daily schedules, maintaining open communication with parents and contributing to the quality of the center by working closely with other teachers and administrative staff. Minimum requirements include HS diploma and 18 years of age; some child care experience is preferred. Must be available 11am-6pm Monday through Friday.
  • Position: Cook
  • Hours per week: 40 hr/wk
  • Pay range: $8-9/hr
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: All
  • Job description: The cook is responsible for ordering and inventory of food and supplies, and preparing and serving food according to the approved menus to comply with food nutrition requirements as set forth by state guidelines. The cook must also maintain cleanliness and sanitation for all kitchen utensils and equipment, have knowledge of operation and care of food service equipment and be responsible for the control of food and the proper storage and use of leftovers. Experience preparing and serving food in group settings is preferred. Benefits include half price child care, paid leave, health insurance and 401K.

SPEC 165 Vision Dr Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Natalie Picano   spec7@speckids.com   910-793-4884   Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Position: Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40 hr/wk
  • Pay range: $8.50-10.00/hr
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Toddlers
  • Job description: Teachers are responsible for assisting lead teachers in the management of a classroom and creating a warm, welcoming environment which is safe, healthy and educational for the children. Responsibilities include implementing lesson plans according to the Creative Curriculum, assessing children and tracking individual goals, maintaining open communication with parents and contributing to the quality of the center as a whole by working closely with other teachers and administrative staff. Minimum requirements include the NCECC or Equivalency with at least 6 semester hours of early childhood related coursework.
  • Please apply online at www.speckids.com under the Careers tab, send a resume with proof of education to amy@speckids.com or deliver in person to the center.
  • Position:  Lead Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40 hr/wk
  • Pay range: $10-12.50/hr
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age groups: Fours
  • Job description: Lead teachers are responsible for managing a classroom and creating a warm, welcoming environment which is safe, healthy and educational for the children. Responsibilities include creating and implementing lesson plans according to the Creative Curriculum, assessing children and tracking individual goals, maintaining open communication with parents and contributing to the quality of the center as a whole by working closely with other teachers and administrative staff. Minimum requirements include the NCECC or Equivalency with an AAS in ECE or other field with at least 12 semester hours of early childhood related coursework.
  • Please apply online at www.speckids.com under the Careers tab, send a resume with proof of education to amy@speckids.com or deliver in person to the center.