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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: 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 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.
  • Position: Lead 2’s Teacher
  • Pay range: Based on work experience & education
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 2’s
  • 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

Milestones Learning Center 4915 Oriole Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Stacey Rigdon 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, or stop by to fill out an application

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

Contact: Beth Womer 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

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

Contact: Keri Wray 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 or call 910-762-7735 with any questions regarding this position.