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Children’s Cottage of Wilmington
– 107 Marshall Court Wilmington, NC 28411

Contact: Keri or Kendra by email at kwray@childrenscottageofwilmington.com or phone at 910-681-1101

  • Position: Lead and Assistant Teachers
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $13.00 – $17.00 per hour, Negotiable with education and experience
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: 1 – 5 years old (Multiple Openings)
  • Job description: $500 Sign on Bonus for FT hires! NC Credentials Preferred! Children’s Cottage is hiring dynamic & experienced Lead & Assistant Teachers! Our mission is to hire the BEST teachers to provide top-notch care in our center! Duties include: creating & maintaining an environment that is safe & clean for all children, carrying out the daily responsibilities of the classroom, responding to their emotional needs, implementing curriculum covering all areas of development, establishing a professional level of rapport with each family in order to provide quality care for the children
  • To apply, please call Keri or Kendra at 910-681-1101

Wrightsboro Baptist Church Camp
– 2736 Castle Hayne Road Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact: Tracie Mcbride by email at wbccampnc@gmail.com or phone at 910-763-1771

  • Position: Camp Assistant
  • Hours: 25 – 30 per week
  • Pay Range: $11.00 – $12.00 per hour; negotiable with education and experience
  • Benefits: No
  • Age Group: 18 months and above
  • Job description: To assist in the daily operations of Camp for the Afterschool and Summer Ministry Program, while providing a positive Christian example. Some of the responsibilities include:
  • Picking kids up from area schools.
  • Following the Camp schedule, ensuring kids are on task.
  • Setting up snack daily and cleaning up afterwards.
  • Sanitizing all Camp equipment.
  • Assist with homework.
  • Recording positive behavior daily on their stamp sheets.
  • Opening the door for parents and taking payments if needed.
  • Ensuring the classrooms/restrooms are neat and clean daily.
  • Interacting with parents and children about daily activities.
  • The hours are 2:00-6:00 for Afterschool, 7:30-6:00 teacher workdays and Summer Program.
  • Qualifications: Valid driver’s license, Highschool Diploma or Equivalent, Agree to a background check, Basic computer skills

Wilmington Preschool of the Arts
– 3830 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Tara Morrow by email at office.wpta@gmail.com or phone at 910-794-3025

  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $14. – $16. per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: 2 – 5 year olds
  • Job description: The Wilmington Preschool of the Arts is a privately owned preschool in Wilmington, NC. We are searching for an awesome new Lead Teacher and a Floaters/Subs for our Wilmington campus. These positions are full-time. Experience in a childcare setting is preferred and candidates should have at least an Associates or bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or working towards that degree. A professional, patient, and positive attitude is essential to become part of our team. We want to hire you if you are inspired by excellence!
  • REQUIREMENTS:
  • The desire to make a difference in the lives of children.
  • Eagerness to engage, play, always encourage and interact with children.
  • Experience caring for children.
  • A professional, positive attitude.
  • Classroom duties could include diapering/toileting, and cleaning.
  • Commitment to safety standards.
  • Physical duties include being able to stand for periods of time, frequent walking, sitting on the floor and playing with children, being able to lift a 40lb child in an emergency or to diaper.
  • A loving demeanor with children.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have EDU119
  • 5-10 training hours a year based on education level.
  • To apply, please email your resumes to office.wpta@gmail.com

Cadence Academy
– 7131 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28411

Contact: Monica McLamb by email at director.wilmington@cadence-academy.com or phone at 910-686-5777

  • Position: Preschool Lead Teacher
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour, based on education and experience
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: 4’s
  • Job description: Looking for a lead teacher who is familiar with teacher planning to create activity plans, implement activity plans, implement art activities, oversee proper supervision and interactions, diapering, maintaining organization of the classroom to meet licensing and rating scales assessments.
  • To apply, please email resume to director.wilmington@cadence-academy.com

The Kiddie Cottage
– 4604 Long Leaf Hills Dr. Wilmington, NC 28409

Contact: Sarah Flaherty by email at sarahkiddiecottage@gmail.com or phone at 910-769-5485

  • Position: Lead & Assistant Teachers
  • Hours: 25 – 40 hours per week
  • Pay Range: $12.00 – $16.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: 6 weeks – 5 yrs. old
  • Job description: The Kiddie Cottage is growing and looking for qualified Lead and Assistant teachers to join our team! Must have a Qualifying Letter, EDU 119 (or be enrolled) and at least 1 year of licensed care experience. We are hiring energetic, dynamic individuals who love to watch children grow emotionally and cognitively. Come join our fun team!
  • To apply, call the Center to arrange for an interview/tour. Bring a hard copy of your qualifications, a list of references and a resume.

UMBC Afterschool Program
– 2711 Princess Place Dr. Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Gaberilla Singleton umbcafterschool@gmail.com or phone at 910-763-3006

  • Position: Van Driver/Teacher
  • Hours: 20-25 per week
  • Pay Range: $13.50
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: 3 – 12 years old
  • Job description: Pick up children from 5 schools, engage, provide supervision, and homework assistance during afterschool program. Requirements: at least 18 years of age, valid/clean drivers license, criminal background check, complete health assessment and TB test, child care experience with a minimum of EDU 119 (Child Care Credentials).
  • To apply, contact Gaberilla Singleton at (910)763-3006 or stop by the facility located at 2711 Princess Place Dr. Wilmington, NC 28405

The Learning Tree
– 4306 Lake Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Mrs. JC or Mrs. Jeri by email at learningtree.ilm@gmail.com or phone at 910-799-8400

  • Position: Lead Teachers (Infant & Pre-K)
  • Hours: 38 – 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $12.00 – $15.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: Infants/4 – 5 year olds
  • Job description: Reputable childcare center looking for 2 lead teachers: lead teacher for the infant room and lead teacher for the Pre-K classroom. Looking for friendly, caring, resourceful individuals who have strong communication skills and are well organized. Knowledge of early childhood milestones is a must. Early childhood credentials (EDU119) or degree in early childhood required. If you are looking for a center who instills Christian values and takes pride in supporting their staff, you might have found your school family! Benefits include paid vacation/sick time, paid holidays and weather related closing, help with health insurance, childcare discount and retirement plan. Currently able to provide quarterly bonuses to staff through the temporary stabilization grant.
  • To apply, please email resume and an introduction of yourself or stop by in person to drop off your resume.

The Learning Tree
– 4306 Lake Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Mrs. JC or Mrs. Jeri by email at learningtree.ilm@gmail.com or phone at 910-799-8400

  • Position: Assistant Teachers
  • Hours: 38 – 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $10.00 – $12.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: 2 & 3 year old’s
  • Job description: Looking for energetic and caring individuals who loves working with young children. Reputable licensed childcare center currently looking for assistants in our young 2 year old classroom and our young 3 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.
  • To apply, please email resume and an introduction of yourself or stop by in person to drop off your resume.

Child Care Network #158
– 2411 Flint Drive Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact: Melissa Majewski by email at cni158@childcarenetwork.com or phone at 910-799-5141

  • Position: Teacher Openings
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $12.00 – $18.00, Negotiable with education and experience
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: Birth – 12 years old
  • Job description: We have multiple teaching positions open. We offer child care for ages 6 weeks to School – Age. Pay rate depends on experience and education level completed. We are looking for upbeat, engaging, and motivated teachers. Experience in curriculum planning is helpful.
  • 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.

Child Development Center
– 3802 Princess Place Drive Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Heather Ratliff by email at heatherratliffcdc@gmail.com or phone at 910-343-4245

  • Child Development Center is a developmental day preschool. We are currently hiring licensed teachers. A Birth-Kindergarten teaching license is required. And a criminal background check will also be needed. Salary is based on years of experience. Benefits include health insurance, optional vision/dental, and 401K with a 3%match.
  • To apply, please contact the school or send resumes via email to: heatherratliffcdc@gmail.com

Kids & Company Henson Drive
– 4304 Henson Drive Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: April or Rebecca by email at kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com or phone at 910-799-3556

  • Position: Teachers & Assistant Teachers
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Pay Range: Starting at $10 for educators that have completed their Early Childhood Credentials
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: All age groups
  • 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 Henson Drive location (across from Laney High School). Please only apply if you have previous experience in licensed childcare. NC Early Childhood Credentials preferred. Competitive salary. Full-time benefits include paid leave, paid holidays, and childcare discounts.
  • To apply, please email resumes to kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com or stop by the child care center.

Kids & Company S. College
– 5222 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412

Contact: Maurica or Melissa at kidscompanycollege@gmail.com or by phone at 910-799-8023

  • Positions: Teachers (All Age Groups)
  • Hours: 25 – 40
  • Pay Range: Based on Education & Experience
  • Benefits: YES
  • Job Description/Requirements:
    • 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

Childcare Network #82
– 4808 New Center Dr. Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Tracy Reeves cni82@childcarenetwork.com 910-452-4222

  • Positions: Teacher & Teacher Assistant
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay range: $12.00 – $18.00, Negotiable with education and experience
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Infants, Toddlers, 3’s, and Cook
  • Job description: Seeking qualified lead teachers for several positions. Experience preferred. Please apply and join our Childcare Network family!
  • Please apply at www.childcarenetwork.com under New Centre Drive school #82

Kiddie Academy of Wilmington
– 7633 Market St Wilmington, NC 28411

Contact: Courtney Tietje wilmington@kiddieacademy.net 910-742-4344

  • Positions: Leads & Assistants
  • Pay range: $10-13/hr
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: All
  • Job description: We are looking for candidates that have a current qualifying letter.
  • Please send your resume to wilmington@kiddieacademy.net

Wilmington Christian Academy
– 1401 N. College Rd Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Cathy Dotson cdotson@wilmingtonchristian.com 910-791-4248 ext. 5516

  • Position: Teacher
  • Pay range: $33,500. + annual salary
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Age group: 4 Year old’s
  • 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.
  • Position: Afterschool Care Teacher
  • Pay range: $11.00 hr.
  • Benefits: No
  • Hours per week: 15-29
  • 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.
  • Please email a resume to cdotson@wilmingtonchristian.com

Kiddie Academy of Wilmington South Campus
– 2310 Canterwood Drive Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact: Beth Womer wilmingtonsouthcampus@kiddieacademy.net 910-232-0881

  • Position: Teachers, Teacher Assistants, and Floaters
  • Pay range: Based on experience and education
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Hours per week: Full and Part-Time
  • Age group: All age groups
  • Job description: Kiddie Academy of Wilmington has an exciting opportunity for an energetic, optimistic and inspiring educator to join us as a Teacher. You’ll bring a creative touch and caring attitude to our passionate team of child care professionals who make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families in our community every day. If you’re motivated by smiles and hugs from children and praise from parents, this could be the job for you. Job responsibilities: Responsible for the daily planning, management, and supervision of the classroom and children.
  • Please email a resume to wilmingtonsouthcampus@kiddieacademy.net