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Primrose Schools

Co-Lead Teacher

  • Location: Primrose School of North Wilmington: 7984 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28411
  • Hours: 20-30 per week
  • Pay Range: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour
  • Benefits: No
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Job description: As a Teacher at Primrose School of North Wilmington, you will help young minds explore, discover, and understand the world around them. We are seeking experienced and enthusiastic Teachers to plan and implement an ongoing program of activities that promote the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of each child, in accordance with the Primrose Balanced Learning® approach to teaching and learning. Primrose School of North Wilmington is an accredited private preschool that provides a premier educational childcare experience. We offer year-round programs for children from infant through elementary-aged school age.
  • To apply, click here
  • Contact: Kayla Gragg by email at kgragg@primrosenorthwilmington.com or phone at (910) 319-7317
Primrose Schools

Support Teachers

  • Location: Primrose School of North Wilmington: 7984 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28411
  • Hours: 20-30 per week
  • Pay Range: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour
  • Benefits: No
  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Job description: Build a brighter future for all children. Teaching is more than a job. It’s an opportunity to foster curiosity, creativity and compassion in children—all while helping them develop a lifelong love of learning. As a Support Teacher at Primrose School of North Wilmington, you’ll help to create a fun, safe environment for little ones as they explore and learn through purposeful play that nurtures their social, emotional, cognitive, creative and physical development. Make a difference every day. Spend your days building genuine relationships with each child. Help children explore the world, improve their motor skills and grow their vocabulary. Work with your co-teacher to implement the lesson plans from the research-informed Balanced Learning® curriculum. Maintain a well-kept classroom that encourages children to create, explore and make decisions with confidence. Discover what works best for each child as you teach them about the world around them.
  • To apply, click here
  • Contact: Kayla Gragg by email at kgragg@primrosenorthwilmington.com or phone at (910) 319-7317
Little Dragonflies Child Care

Lead Teachers

  • Location: Little Dragonflies Childcare: 118 Old Dairy Rd., Wilmington, NC
  • Hours: 8:00am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday
  • Pay Range: $15.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: infant, todder, 2’s
  • To apply, please call or email Tracie & Kailey Mathews
  • Contact: Tracie & Kailey Mathews (littledragonflies23@gmail.com) by email or phone at (910) 540-6962
Spark Academy

Lead Teacher

  • Location: Spark Academy: 1802 S 17th Street Wilmington, NC
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $36,000-$39,000
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Required Qualifications:
    • 3+ years in Early Childhood Education
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood education or related field
  • Job Description: Spark Academy is an innovative, mixed-income early care and learning program setting a high standard of excellence in the community. The teacher is responsible for creating and maintaining a classroom environment that inspires young children to be curious, interested, and eager to learn. They will plan and execute routines and activities that engage the children, and positively impact their overall development while nurturing the skills they will need to be successful students throughout their educational journey.
  • To Apply: Visit sparkacademync.com – You will see “We’re Hiring” and click on the “Job Opportunities” icon OR click on “Our School” where you will find “Job Opportunities”.
Spark Academy

Co-Teacher

  • Location: Spark Academy: 1802 S 17th Street Wilmington, NC
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $31,000-$35,000
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Required Qualifications:
    • 2+ years in Early Childhood Education
    • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field
  • Job Description: Spark Academy is an innovative, mixed-income early care and learning program setting a high standard of excellence in the community. The teacher is responsible for creating and maintaining a classroom environment that inspires young children to be curious, interested, and eager to learn. They will plan and execute routines and activities that engage the children, and positively impact their overall development while nurturing the skills they will need to be successful students throughout their educational journey.
  • To Apply: Visit sparkacademync.com – You will see “We’re Hiring” and click on the “Job Opportunities” icon OR click on “Our School” where you will find “Job Opportunities”.
Spark Academy

Assistant Teacher

  • Location: Spark Academy: 1802 S 17th Street Wilmington, NC
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $29,000-$32,000
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Job Description: Spark Academy is an innovative, mixed-income early care and learning program setting a high standard of excellence in the community. The teacher is responsible for creating and maintaining a classroom environment that inspires young children to be curious, interested, and eager to learn. They will plan and execute routines and activities that engage the children, and positively impact their overall development while nurturing the skills they will need to be successful students throughout their educational journey.
  • To Apply: Visit sparkacademync.com – You will see “We’re Hiring” and click on the “Job Opportunities” icon OR click on “Our School” where you will find “Job Opportunities”.
Spark Academy

Substitute

  • Location: Spark Academy: 1802 S 17th Street Wilmington, NC
  • Hours: 20 or less, depending on needs
  • Pay Range: $13 an hour
  • Benefits: No
  • Job Description: Spark Academy is an innovative, mixed-income early care and learning program setting a high standard of excellence in the community. The teacher is responsible for creating and maintaining a classroom environment that inspires young children to be curious, interested, and eager to learn. They will plan and execute routines and activities that engage the children, and positively impact their overall development while nurturing the skills they will need to be successful students throughout their educational journey.
  • To Apply: Visit sparkacademync.com – You will see “We’re Hiring” and click on the “Job Opportunities” icon OR click on “Our School” where you will find “Job Opportunities”.
The Learning Tree

Assistant Teachers

  • Location: The Learning Tree: 4306 Lake Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403
  • Hours: 38 – 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $12.50 – $15.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: Toddlers & Twos
  • Job description: Looking for energetic and caring individuals who loves working with young children. Reputable licensed childcare center currently looking for assistants in our 2 year old classroom and our young 1 year old classroom. Credentials (EDU119) and experience working with young children preferred. We offer benefits and participate in the TEACH program to help our current staff pursue their education in early childhood. Currently able to provide quarterly bonuses to staff through the temporary stabilization grant and offer flexible hours throughout the work week.
  • To apply, please email resume and an introduction of yourself or stop by in person to drop off your resume.
  • Contact: Chad Slater or Jeri Barker by email at learningtree.ilm@gmail.com or phone at (910) 799-8400
Childcare Network

Cook

  • Location: Child Care Network #158: 2411 Flint Drive Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Hours: 38 – 40 per week, 7:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday
  • Pay Range: $13.00 – $14.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Job description: The cook will follow the USDA program guidelines and pre-planned meal schedule, learn minute menu, allergy charts, and milk ratios.
  • To apply, please find our location at http://www.childcarenetwork.com/ and apply online today! Our recruiters will direct you to our location and set up an interview.
  • Contact: Director – Natalie Ahrens by email at cni158@childcarenetwork.com or phone at 910-799-5141

Lead Teacher

  • Location: Child Care Network #158: 2411 Flint Drive Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Range: 4 year olds
  • Job description: The teacher will follow the four-year old Kindergarten Prep Academy curriculum. The teacher will make weekly lesson plans that they will follow daily as well as follow CNI policies and expectations daily. The teacher will bring positivity and progression to students’ lives daily!
  • To apply, please find our location at http://www.childcarenetwork.com/ and apply online today! Our recruiters will direct you to our location and set up an interview.
  • Contact: Director – Natalie Ahrens by email at cni158@childcarenetwork.com or phone at 910-799-5141

Teachers (All Age Groups)

  • Location: Kids & Company S. College: 5222 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Hours: 25 – 40
  • Pay Range: Based on Education & Experience
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Job description: We are looking for caring, energetic, individuals that want to provide quality care for children and have fun at the same time! Full-time and Part-time positions available at our South College location (In Monkey Junction). Please only apply if you have previous experience in licensed childcare. NC Early Childhood Credentials preferred. Ideal candidates provide excellent customer service, enjoy working with all children, have the ability to resolve conflict and juggle multiple duties. Full-time benefits include paid leave, paid holidays, and childcare discounts.
  • To apply, please come by or email your resume to kidscompanycollege@gmail.com.
  • Contact: Maurica or Melissa at kidscompanycollege@gmail.com or by phone at (910) 799-8023

Leads & Assistants

  • Location: Child Care Network #158: 2411 Flint Drive Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Pay Range: $10.00 – $13.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: All
  • Job description: We are looking for candidates that have a current qualifying letter.
  • To apply, please send your resume to wilmington@kiddieacademy.net
  • Contact: Courtney Tietje, wilmington@kiddieacademy.net, (910) 742-4344
Wilmington Christian Academy

Teacher

  • Location: Wilmington Christian Academy: 1401 N. College Rd Wilmington, NC 28405
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Pay Range: $38,000+ annual salary
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: 4 Year Olds
  • Job description: This is a year round position, Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm. The lead teacher is responsible for all classroom lessons and activities. A BS in Early Childhood Education is required for this position.
  • To apply, please email a resume to cdotson@wilmingtonchristian.com
  • Contact: Cathy Dotson, cdotson@wilmingtonchristian.com, (910) 791-4248 ext. 5516

Afterschool Care Teacher

  • Location: Wilmington Christian Academy: 1401 N. College Rd Wilmington, NC 28405
  • Hours: 15-29 hours per week
  • Pay Range: $12.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: PK2, PK3, PK4
  • Job description: Preschool aftercare workers are needed to work with preschool aged children in the afternoon while children nap, eat snack and play. Substitute teachers and aides are also needed during the day.
  • To apply, please email a resume to cdotson@wilmingtonchristian.com
  • Contact: Cathy Dotson, cdotson@wilmingtonchristian.com, (910) 791-4248 ext. 5516

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