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Bonnie Sanders Burney Child Development Center, located at 415 North 2nd Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact: Sarah Flaherty at shflaherty792@mail.cfcc.edu or by phone at 910-362-7336, Star Rating 5
  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay Range: $10. – $12. per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: Infant – Toddlers
  • Job Description/Requirements:
    • Lead Teacher position in a lab environment. Requires an Associates in EE or equivalent. Prior Infant/Toddler experience preferred. Must be able to create age appropriate, exciting activity plans and follow them. People skills and a nurturing nature are a must. Will be expected to maintain detailed portfolio of children in your care. Come Join Our Team!
  • Apply online at the CFCC website or call 910-362-7336 for more details.

Howe Pre-K Center, located at 1020 Meares Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact: Jordan Steinhilber at jordan.steinhilber@nhcs.net or by phone at 910-251-6195, Star Rating 5
  • Position: Teacher Assistant
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay Range: $2,343. Per Month
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: 4 Year olds
  • Job Description/Requirements:
    • Interim
    • Full-time teacher assistant position which ends 12/6/2020
    • Will assist the teacher by monitoring students during all activities to ensure a safe environment.
    • Requires an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, such as Child Development, ECE, Human Development or Family Studies.
  • All applicants must complete an online application using Teachermatch. Visit New Hanover County Schools’ website, http://www.nhcs.net , from there, access Careers located on the banner at the top of the screen. Then click on Login/Create New Application.

Noah’s Ark Children’s Center, located at 1501 Beasley Road Wilmington, NC 28409

Contact: Rachel Shaffer at noahsark@masonborobaptist.org or by phone at 910-395-0059, Star Rating 5
  • Position: Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay Range: $10.00 – $10.50
  • Age Group: Infant
  • Job Description/Requirements:
    • Care for infants 12 weeks – 14 months in a Christian center
    • Help children build a sense of trust and security while meeting their basic needs
    • NC background check
    • TB screening
    • Current medical examination
  • Please submit a resume, along with 3 references to Rachel Shaffer at noahsark@masonborobaptist.org

Windemere Presbyterian Preschool, located at 104 Windemere Road Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Sue Stott at windpreschool@gmail.com or by phone at 910-799-4701
  • Position: Preschool Director/Teacher
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Pay Range: $12.00 – $15.00
  • Age Group: 1 – 5 Years old
  • Job Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree – Early Childhood/Elementary Teaching Degree
    • Early Childhood Education Experience
    • Director Responsibilities: Administrative duties, procurement of supplies, managing preschool website, supervising preschool staff, recruitment of new students, part-time classroom teacher/assistant, collection of tuition and other fees, being aware of trends in the field of early childhood education, maintaining staff files & trainings, liaison between teachers, staff, and the preschool board
  • Resumes may be submitted via email to Sue Stott at windpreschool@gmail.com

Mustard Seed Child Care, located at 5656 Carolina Beach Road Wilmington, NC 28412

Contact: Donna Maldonado at donnamaldo@aol.com or by phone at 910-796-9911, Star Rating 3
  • Position’s: 2 year old Lead Teacher, 2 year old Teacher, & Toddler Teacher
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay Range: Based on education and years experience
  • Age group’s: 2’s and Toddlers
  • Job Requirements:
    • Preferred: Proven experience in the ECE field, CPR/First-aid certification, EDU 119, and an approved qualifying letter from DCDEE
    • Design and follow a full schedule of activities
    • Research developmentally appropriate practices, activities and materials
    • Use a wide range of teaching methods (stories, media, indoor and outdoor games, drawing, etc.) to enhance the children’s abilities.
    • Evaluate children’s performance
    • Remain in constant communication with parents and update them on the progress of their children.
  • Resumes may be submitted via email to donnamaldo@aol.com or via phone by calling (910) 796-991

Kerr Avenue Kid’s, located at 1149 North Kerr Avenue Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Jeanne Finucan at Fkidzone@aol.com or by phone 910-799-3640 Star Rating: 3
  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Hours per week: Varies depending on shift (day or night)
  • Pay Range: Based on education and years experience
  • Age group: Birth – 13
  • Job requirements: Lead teacher acts as a role model, performs light cleaning of classrooms, after school pick up, and lesson planning.
  • Resumes may be submitted via email to fkidzone@aol.com or via phone by calling (910) 799 – 3640

 

Park Avenue School, located at 1306 Floral Parkway Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Jennifer Collins at myparkaveschool@gmail.com or by phone at 910-791-6217, Star Rating 4
  • Positions: All Age Groups
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Pay Range: Based on Education and Experience
  • Age Group: All
  • Job Description/Requirements:
    • Lead Teachers needed for various age groups.
    • Credentials Required
  • Please apply at 1306 Floral Parkway Wilmington, NC 28403

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

Contact: Kelly Sanderson admin@ywca-lowercapefear.org 910-799-6820 ex. 105
  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Hours per week: Full-time
  • Age group: 0 – 5 years
  • Job requirements: The Leader is responsible for the care and education of a group of children and functions as a Lead Teacher or co-leader. The leader plans and implements a weekly lesson plan and works with parents to assess the needs of individual children, and support the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

 

  • Position: Assistant Teacher
  • Hours per week: Full-time
  • Age group: 0 – 5 years
  • Job requirements: The Assistant is responsible for the care and education of a group of children and functions as an Assistant Teacher or co-leader. The assistant plans and implements a weekly lesson plan and works with parents to assess the needs of individual children, and support the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

 

  • Position: After School Teacher
  • Hours per week: Part-time
  • Age group: 5 – 12 years
  • Job requirements: The Afternoon Part-time Teacher is responsible for the care and education of children and adolescents in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth; providing a safe and fun environment; and working with parents to assess the individual needs of children. Ideal candidates provide excellent customer service, enjoy working with all children, have the ability to resolve conflict and juggle multiple duties, and support the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

 

  • Minimum Qualifications for each position listed above:
    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • Must have high school diploma or equivalency
    • 6 months experience in a licensed childcare facility
    • First Aid and CPR certified
    • BSAC Training or acquired within 3 months of training
    • Must be able to obtain approval letter of qualification from DCDEE
    • Must have credentials EDU 119
    • Must pass a criminal background check, and
    • May be required to drive YWCA vans
  • Resumes may be submitted via email to admin@ywca-lowercapefear.org, or in person at the address provided above.

 

  • Position: After School Teacher/Driver
  • Hours per week: Part-time
  • Age group: 5 – 12 years
  • Job requirements: The Afternoon Part-time Teacher is responsible for the care and education of children and adolescents in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth; providing a safe and fun environment; and working with parents to assess the individual needs of children. Ideal candidates provide excellent customer service, enjoy working with all children, have the ability to resolve conflict and juggle multiple duties, and support the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
  • Minimum Qualifications for each position:
    • Must be over 25 years old
    • Must have high school diploma or equivalency
    • 6 months experience in a licensed childcare facility
    • First Aid and CPR certified
    • BSAC Training or acquired within 3 months of training
    • Must be able to obtain approval letter of qualification from DCDEE
    • Must pass a criminal background check, and
    • Required to drive YWCA vans
  • Resumes may be submitted via email to admin@ywca-lowercapefear.org, or in person at the address provided above.

Child Development Center, located at 3802 Princess Place Dr Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Liz Giannattasio lizgcdc@gmail.com 910-343-4245 Star Rating: 5
  • Position: Teacher Assistant
  • Pay Range: $11 – $13
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 3 – 5 years
  • Job requirements: Teacher assistant position in a developmental day center. Early Childhood Credential required, associates in early childhood preferred. The position would involve working with children with special needs. Hours 7:30 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday.
  • Resumes may be submitted via email to lizgcdc@gmail.com fax (910) 343-4254), or in person at the address provided above.

Brighter Beginnings Child Care, located at 3120 Alex Trask Dr Wilmington, NC 28429

Contact: Candace MetCalf brighterbeginnings@newbcc.com 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 brighterbeginnings@newbcc.com. 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 heatherratliffcdc@gmail.com 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: heatherratliffcdc@gmail.com or Fax: 910-343-4254

Childcare Network #82 4808 New Center Dr Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Tracy Reeves cni82@childcarenetwork.com 910-452-4222 Star Rating: 5
  • Position: Toddler Teacher
  • 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 www.childcarenetwork.com under New Centre Drive school #82

Easter Seals UCP Children’s Center, located at 500 Military Cutoff Rd Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Marcie Jaquish marcie.jaquish@eastersealsucp.com 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 http://www.easterseals.com/

Kiddie Academy of Wilmington, located at 7633 Market St Wilmington, NC 28411

Contact: Katie Griswold wilmington@kiddieacademy.net 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 wilmington@kiddieacademy.net

Kids & Company Henson, located at 4304 Henson Drive Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: April or Rebecca kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com 910-799-3556 Star rating: 4 star
  • Position: 2-3 year old Teacher
  • 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, kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com

Wilmington Christian Academy, located at 1401 N. College Rd Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Cathy Dotson cdotson@wilmingtonchrisitan.com 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 cdotson@wilmingtonchristian.com

Contact: Cayla Sherrill csherrill@wcanc.com 910-202-5525 Star rating: GS110
  • Position: Aftercare
  • Pay range: $9.00 +
  • Benefits: No
  • Hours per week: 15+
  • Age group: 2 – 5 Years
  • Job description: The aftercare position cares for children after nap until pick up. This shift is from 3:00 – 6:00 PM, with the opportunity to substitute during the day. At this time children are eating snack, playing in their classroom, in the indoor gym, or on the outdoor playground. WCA is a year-round program with holidays off.
  • Please stop by the Wilmington Christian Academy “Kid’s Campus” to apply.

Young Memories Learning Center, located at 118 Old Dairy Rd Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Keresa Anderson-Young youngmemorieslearningcenter@yahoo.com 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

Milestones Learning Center, located at 4915 Oriole Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Stacey Rigdon milestones@bizec.rr.com 910-452-3202 Star Rating: 5 Star
  • Position: Substitute
  • Pay range: Negotiable
  • Hours per week: 0 – 40
  • Age group: Birth – 5 years
  • Job description: We are seeking a Substitute Teacher to join our organization! This individual will be On-Call with the ability to work with all age groups Birth – 5 years old. Responsibilities include: Supporting the teacher in the implementation of activities designed to promote intellectual and creative growth. Ensure adequate supervision during physical activity, rest, and playtime. Support the teacher in maintaining the health and safety of all students.
  • Qualifications: Have a current TB test and NC Qualifying letter. Ability to build rapport with children. Positive and patient demeanor.
  • Please email a resume to milestones@bizec.rr.com, or stop by to fill out an application

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

Contact: Beth Womer wilmingtonsouthcampus@kiddieacademy.net 910-232-0881 Star Rating: 1 Star
  • Position: Lead and Assistant Teachers
  • Pay range: Based on experience and education
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Age group: 6 weeks to 12 years old
  • 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

Children’s Learning Center of Wilmington, located at 71 Darlington Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Keri Wray keri@clcwilmington.com 910-762-7735 Star Rating: 5
  • Position: Afternoon Assistant
  • Pay range: $11.00
  • Hours per week: 10 +
  • Age group: 2 – 3 year olds
  • Job description: Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:
    • Assisting in planning and implementing the daily program and curriculum under the lead classroom teacher
    • Maintaining organization of the classroom
    • Interacting appropriately during daily activities – PLAY, PLAY, PLAY and have fun!
    • Maintaining a professional attitude and loyalty to Children’s Learning Center
  • Please email a resume to Keri Wray keri@clcwilmington.com or call 910-762-7735 with any questions regarding this position.