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Kid’s & Company Henson
– 4304 Henson Drive Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: April or Rebecca kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com 910-799-3556, Star Rating 4

  • Position: All Ages
  • Hours: 40
  • Pay range: Starting at $10.00 for educators who have completed Early Childhood Credentials
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 6 wks. – 12 years
  • 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 stop by the center or email resume to kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com.

Kid’s & Company Henson
– 4304 Henson Drive Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: April or Rebecca kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com 910-799-3556, Star Rating 4

  • Position: All Ages
  • Hours: 40
  • Pay range: Starting at $10.00 for educators who have completed Early Childhood Credentials
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 6 wks. – 12 years
  • 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 stop by the center or email resume to kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com.

Lutheran Church of Reconciliation
– 7500 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28411

Contact: Nancy Grant by email at office@mylcor.org or phone at 910-686-4742

  • Position: Preschool Director
  • Hours: 25 per week
  • Pay Range: Base Salary: $22,000; Negotiable with education and experience
  • Benefits: No
  • Age Group: Toddlers – 4 years old
  • Job description: Primary Responsibilities include establishing goals and objectives for the overall program. Supervision of preschool staff, hiring of new staff as needed; monitoring and review of the program curriculum, staff handbook, and parent handbook.
  • To apply, please mail resumes by June 1, 2021 to LCOR 7500 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28411 (Attention: Preschool Application)

Kid’s & Company Henson
– 4304 Henson Drive Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: April or Rebecca kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com 910-799-3556, Star Rating 4

  • Position: All Ages
  • Hours: 40
  • Pay range: Starting at $10.00 for educators who have completed Early Childhood Credentials
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 6 wks. – 12 years
  • 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 stop by the center or email resume to kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com.

Cadence Academy
– 7131 Market St. Wilmington NC 28411

Contact: Monica McLamb director.wilmington@cadence-academy.com 910-686-5777 Star rating: 4

  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Hours: 40/wk
  • Pay range: Will discuss at interview
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Threes
  • Job description: Looking for a dependable, creative, spirited three year teacher who can use our curriculum to create age appropriate activities for a full classroom of 3year olds. Great at multitasking, problem solving, good with behavioral management and use of calm down skills/interaction are always a plus. Must have a current NC DCD qualifying letter and TB test. Offering a $1000.00 sign on bonus receivable after 90 days of employment.
  • To apply, send resume through www.indeed.com or director.wilmington@cadence-academy.com
  • Position: Toddler Teacher
  • Hours: 40/wk
  • Pay range: Will discuss at interview
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: 15-20 months
  • Job description: Looking for a dependable, creative, spirited toddler teacher who can use our curriculum to create age appropriate activities for a full classroom of young toddlers. Great at multitasking, problem solving, good with behavioral management and use of calm down skills/interaction are always a plus. Must have a current NC DCD qualifying letter and TB test. Offering a $1000.00 sign on bonus receivable after 90 days of employment.
  • To apply, send resume through www.indeed.com or director.wilmington@cadence-academy.com

The Learning Center
– 2310 Scientific Park Drive, Wilmington NC 28405

Contact: Amy Green director@thelearingcenterchildcare.com 910-254-7384 Star rating: 5

  • Positions: Floater
  • Hours: 40/wk
  • Pay range: Based on experience and education
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Floater
  • Job description: Seeking 2 full time, dependable, and dedicated teachers who love to work with children of all ages. This position is a floating position covering all classrooms as needed for staff replacement due to time off. The position would be scheduled for 35-40 hours per week and hours will vary depending on staffing needs with the latest shift being 9-6, Monday- Friday. The opportunity to become a full-time permanent teacher may be possible in the future if desired. Experience in NC childcare preferred, medical and TB test required, and must be able to pass a State and Federal childcare background check.
  • To apply, please email resumes to director@thelearningcenterchildcare.com
  • Positions: Teacher
  • Hours: 40
  • Pay range: Based on experience and education
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Toddlers
  • Job description: We are looking for a full-time Teacher for our toddler class. Teachers are expected to support the Lead teacher in daily learning and care activities, and encourage the healthy intellectual and psychological growth of the children in our facility. You will teach and supervise children while also motivating them to use their mental capacities and exercise their imagination. Experience in North Carolina child care and a North Carolina Early Childhood Credential preferred. Positions in NC child care also require state and federal Childcare specific background checks, a current physical, and a current TB test.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Follow a full schedule of activities and discover suitable teaching materials.
    • Balance your teaching between logical and social exercises
    • Provide basic care and caregiving activities
    • Use a wide range of teaching methods (stories, media, indoor or outdoor games, drawing etc) to enhance the child’s abilities
    • Evaluate children’s performance to make sure they are on the right learning track
    • Remain in constant communication with parents and update them on the progress of their children
    • Observe children’s interactions and promote the spirit of concord
    • Identify behavioral problems and determine the right course of action
    • Collaborate with other colleagues
    • Adhere with teaching standards and safety regulations as established by the official sources
  • Skills:
    • Proven experience as a child care teacher
    • Excellent knowledge of child development and up-to-date education methods
    • Methodical and creative
    • Patience, flexibility, and love for children
    • Strong communication and time management skills
  • Positions: Teacher
  • Hours: 40
  • Pay range: Based on experience and education
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age group: Twos
  • Job description: We are looking for a full-time Lead Teacher for our twos class. This is a classroom that we are reopening due to demand as some of our families have moved away from work from home scenarios and are now needing childcare. Lead teachers are responsible for  the planning and implementation of  daily learning and care activities, and encourage the healthy intellectual and psychological growth of the children in our facility. You will teach and supervise children while also motivating them to use their mental capacities and exercise their imagination. Experience in North Carolina child care and a North Carolina Early Childhood Credential required Positions in NC child care also require state and federal Childcare specific background checks, a current physical, and a current TB test.
  • Responsibilities:
    • Follow a full schedule of activities and discover suitable teaching material
    • Balance your teaching between logical and social exercises
    • Provide basic care and caregiving activities
    • Use a wide range of teaching methods (stories, media, indoor or outdoor games, drawing etc) to enhance the child’s abilities
    • Evaluate children’s performance to make sure they are on the right learning track
    • Remain in constant communication with parents and update them on the progress of their children
    • Observe children’s interactions and promote the spirit of concord
    • Identify behavioral problems and determine the right course of action
    • Collaborate with other colleagues
    • Adhere with teaching standards and safety regulations as established by the official sources
  • Skills:
    • Proven experience as a child care teacher
    • Excellent knowledge of child development and up-to-date education methods
    • Methodical and creative
    • Patience, flexibility, and love for children
    • Strong communication and time management skills

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, 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

Wilmington Preschool of the Arts
– 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
– 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.

YWCA – Lower Cape Fear
– 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 Teacher & Cook
  • 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
– 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
– 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
– 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
– 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

Kiddie Academy of Wilmington South Campus
– 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