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

Contact: Maurica or Melissa at kidscompanycollege@gmail.com or by phone at 910-799-8023, STAR Rating 5
  • Positions: Teachers & Assistant 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

Milestones Learning Center, located at 4915 Oriole Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Stacey Rigdon at Stacey@milestonesilm.com or by phone at 910-452-3202, STAR Rating 5
  • Position: Teacher
  • Hours per week: 25 – 40
  • Pay Range: $13.00 – $17.00
  • Benefits: Yes, see Job Description Below
  • Age Groups: Pre-K and 2 year olds
  • Job Description/Requirements:
    • High Quality 5 star child care center needs Pre-K teacher and Two Year old teacher. No prior experience or education needed just a strong desire to work with young children in a fun, challenging atmosphere with an emphasis on outdoor learning and play based curriculum. Full time employees get Health Insurance (we pay 85% of the cost), retirement, paid time off, healthy meals and discounted child care. We pay your upfront cost to start work and have a signing bonus available for new hires. COVID vaccines for essential child care workers coming soon. Bi-lingual applications encouraged.
  • Please CALL us a 910-452-3202 or email Stacey@milestonesilm.com and tell us about you and how you can be a part of our child care family. Full and part-time positions available.

 

Wilmington Preschool of the Arts, located at 3830 Oleander Drive Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Margie Butts at Margie.wpta@gmail.com or by phone at 910-794-3025, Star Rating 4
  • Position: Substitute Teachers
  • Hours per week: 0 – 36
  • Pay Range: $10.00 – $14.00 per hour
  • Benefits: No
  • Age Group: 2 – 5 Year Olds
  • Job Description/Requirements:
    • We need to build up our substitute teacher list and would like to find teachers that don’t need guaranteed hours and want to be called occasionally to work. Our team is like family and teachers love their jobs. There is always the possibility that if you are looking for full-time work some day that you would be hired once you get your foot in the door. Applicants should have their CBC and EDU 119 or at least willing to take EDU 119 but college classes in education are preferable.
  • Send resume to Margie.wpta@gmail.com and call the number provided for an interview and tour of our facility.

  

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.

   

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
  • 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) 796-9911

 

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.

 

Childcare Network #82 4808 New Center Dr Wilmington NC 28403

Contact: Tracy Reeves cni82@childcarenetwork.com 910-452-4222 Star Rating: 5
  • Positions: 2’s, 3’s, & Toddler 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 join our Childcare Network family!
  • Please apply at www.childcarenetwork.com under New Centre Drive school #82

 

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

Contact: Courtney Tietje wilmington@kiddieacademy.net 910-742-4344 Star Rating: 1
  • 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
  • Positions: Infant (Assistant Teacher), Toddler (Assistant Teacher), 2’s & 3’s (Lead & Assistant Teacher)
  • 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 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 Pre-K Teacher
  • 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