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Post your current job openings here for FREE! Simply fill out the information sheet and send it electronically to Matt Schaeffer. Smart Start will review your information, then post your listing for 30 days.


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Smart Start of New Hanover County (SSNHC) operates this jobs board as a public service so that local childcare centers can post current job vacancies on the SSNHC website.  However, SSNHC makes no representations or recommendations regarding employers or jobs referenced on the jobs board.  SSNHC does not screen employers who post job opportunities on the jobs board.  Use of this jobs board shall be entirely at the risk of the users and SSNHC expressly disclaims any and all liability with respect thereto.

All jobs are posted at the discretion of SSNHC.  We will not post jobs that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, disabled or Veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, gender, or any other category protected by law.  SSNHC also reserves the right to refuse to post jobs that do not support the interests of professionals in the field of early childhood care and education.

It is the responsibility of the user to research the integrity of the organizations and/or individuals to which they are applying for a job.  The user is advised to use caution and common sense when applying for any positions with an organization or a private party.

Brighter Beginnings Child Care 3120 Alex Trask Dr Wilmington NC 28429

Contact: Candace MetCalf 910-341-7984 Star Rating: Non-licensed
  • Position: Lead Early Learning Educators, Assistant Early Learning Educators, Group Leaders, Floaters & Substitutes
  • Pay Range: $10-12
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 30 months – 12 yrs old
  • Job requirements: Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education, NC Credentials in Early Childhood Education, Two years of teaching experience in a licensed childcare facility.
  • Please send your letter of interest, resume, the position(s) you are interested in applying for and your career goals to If you have any questions please call New Beginning at 910-772-3737.

Child Development Center, Inc 3802 Princess Place Dr Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Heather Ratliff 910-343-4245 Star Rating: 5
  • Position: After Care Teacher
  • Pay range: Based on years of experience
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: 2-5 year olds
  • Job description: CDC is in need of an after care teacher. Hours: 2:00-5:30pm Monday-Friday. Opportunities for day time subbing will be available. Must have or obtain a cleared DCDEE criminal background check.
  • Email resume to: or Fax: 910-343-4254

Childcare Network #82 4808 New Center Dr Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Tracy Reeves 910-452-4222 Star Rating: 5
  • Position: Lead teachers
  • Pay range: $9-12/hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Infants & Threes
  • Job description: Seeking qualitifed lead teachers for several positions. Experience preferred. Please apply and oin our Childcare Network family!
  • Please apply at under New Centre Drive school #82

Easter Seals UCP Children’s Center 500 Military Cutoff Rd Wilmington 28405

Contact: Marcie Jaquish 910-392-0080 Star Rating: 5
  • Position: Lead Birth – Kindergarten Teacher
  • Pay range: $35,000 – $40,000
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 3 – 4 year olds
  • Job description: Planning, teaching and implementing the curriculum and providing quality care for children 3 and 4 years old, Planning and executing indoor and outdoor experiences appropriate to the developmental levels of the children, Interacting with children both physically and verbally throughout the day.
  • Complete online application at

Kiddie Academy of Wilmington 7633 Market St Wilmington NC 28411

Contact: Katie Griswold 910-742-4344 Star Rating: Temporary
  • 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

Kids & Company 4304 Henson Dr Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: April or Rebecca 910-799-3556 Star rating: 4 star
  • Position: Infant, 2 & 3 yr. old Teachers and Floater
  • Pay range: Based on education & experience
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Infants, 2 yr olds and Floater
  • 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.
  • Please come by or email resume,

The Learning Tree 4306 Lake Ave Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: JC Elrod or Monica 910-799-8400
  • Position: Part-time Afternoon Floater
  • Pay range: Based on work experience & education
  • Benefits: No
  • Age group: Birth to 5
  • Job requirements: Looking for reliable individuals who are available to work Monday to Friday from 1-530pm. The Learning Tree participates in TEACH, the early childhood scholarship program that provides educational scholarships to early care professionals.
  • Please email resume to or call Mrs. JC or Ms. Monica at 910-799-8400.

Wilmington Christian Academy 1401 N. College Rd Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Cathy Dotson 910-791-4248 ext 5516 Star rating: GS110
  • Position: Afterschool Care Teacher
  • Pay range: $9-10/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

Young Memories Learning Center 118 Old Dairy Rd Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Keresa Anderson-Young 910-313-2590 Star rating: 3 Star
  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Pay range: $9-10/hr
  • Hours per week: 40+
  • Age group: Toddler & Preschool
  • Job description: The Lead Teacher is responsible for developing both short and long term lesson plans based on the curriculum and philosophy of the daycare center. The lead teacher will also set up the classroom to reflect the current lesson being taught. More information will be provided during the interview.
  • Please contact Keresa at 910-313-2590 to apply

YWCA – Lower Cape Fear 2815 South College Rd Wilmington NC 28412

Contact: Human Resources 910-799-6280 Star rating: 3 Star
  • Position: Youth Enrichment Program Director
  • Pay range: Based on years of experience
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Age group: Infant to 12 years
  • Job description: The YWCA Director of Preschool & Youth Enrichment Programs will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the YWCA’s Child Enrichment Centers including operations, hiring and management of staff, licensing responsibilities and strategic planning for growth. The position is responsible for the management of two Preschool & Afterschool Site Program Coordinators and will report to the CEO. The philosophy of YWCA Child Enrichment Center is to enhance the learning of all children ages 0-12 and their families. It strives to uphold the values of eliminating racism and empowering parents to help their children grow.
  • Please provide a resume and a cover letter that includes a statement about your philosophy of early care and youth education by August 29, 2019. Use Childcare Director in the subjec line. No phone calls or emails please.