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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.

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Little Dragonflies Childcare
– 118 Old Dairy Rd Wilmington, NC

Contact: Tracie & Kailey Mathews (littledrangonflies23@gmail.com) by email or phone at (910) 540-6962

  • Positions: Lead Teachers
  • Hours: 8-5:30 M-F
  • Pay Range: $15/hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: infant, todder, 2’s
  • To apply, please call or email Tracie & Kailey Mathews

Spark Academy
– 1802 S 17th Street Wilmington, NC

Contact: Melissa Brashier (mbrashier@beaconeducation.org) by email or phone at (910) 338-5258

  • Positions: Co-Teachers & Asst. Teachers
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $27k-$35k
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Spark Academy teachers work collaboratively to create and maintain a classroom environment that inspires young children to be curious, interested, and eager to learn. They plan and execute routines and activities that engage children to positively impact their overall development, while nurturing the skills they need to be successful students throughout their educational journey. Spark teachers focus on helping children thrive, building a strong foundation for academic and social learning in a safe environment.
  • Spark Academy Job Opportunities link
  • To apply, please call or email Melissa Brashier

Quality Childcare Northchase
– 4612 Coddington Loop, Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Gary Boettcher by email at boettcher.g@qcnllc.org or phone at 910-294-2050

  • Position: Lead and Assistant Teachers
  • Hours: 30 – 40 per week
  • Pay Range: up to $24/hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: Waddlers, Toddlers, 2-year-olds
  • Job description: Looking for a supportive and fun work environment where your experience, ideas and hard work are recognized by peers and admin? We are looking for qualified teachers (especially waddler, toddler and twos teachers) who are willing to collaborate with co- teachers (up to 3 teachers in most classrooms) while giving the children the best opportunity to learn, grow and explore the world around them. We are a learning environment that is growing and trying to do things a little differently. We believe in taking care of our staff financially, mentally, and emotionally… like family. This includes wages beginning in low $40k, no cost health, dental & vision benefits to employees, earned paid time off, and trainings on teacher workdays.
  • NCECC and experience necessary. Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood or related field preferred.
  • Please email Dr. Gary Boettcher at Boettcher.g@qcnllc.org or Meg Glover at Glover.m@qcnllc.org with your resume and availability to interview. We look forward to hearing from you!

Cadence Academy
– 7131 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28411

Contact: Monica McLamb by email at director.wilmington@cadence-academy.com or phone at 910-686-5777

  • Position: Preschool Lead Teacher
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $14.00 – $16.00 per hour, based on education and experience
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: 1’s
  • Job description: Looking for a lead teacher with NCECE or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, current qualifying letter, experience working in the preschool setting. Also, who is familiar with teacher planning to create activity plans, implement activity plans, implement art activities, oversee proper supervision and interactions, diapering, maintaining organization of the classroom to meet licensing and rating scales assessments.
  • To apply, please email resume to director.wilmington@cadence-academy.com

The Learning Tree
– 4306 Lake Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403

Contact: Sarah Flaherty or Jeri Barker by email at learningtree.ilm@gmail.com or phone at 910-799-8400

  • Position: Assistant Teachers
  • Hours: 38 – 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $12.50 – $15.00 per hour
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: Toddlers & Twos
  • Job description: Looking for energetic and caring individuals who loves working with young children. Reputable licensed childcare center currently looking for assistants in our 2 year old classroom and our young 1 year old classroom. Credentials (EDU119) and experience working with young children preferred. We offer benefits and participate in the TEACH program to help our current staff pursue their education in early childhood. Currently able to provide quarterly bonuses to staff through the temporary stabilization grant and offer flexible hours throughout the work week.
  • To apply, please email resume and an introduction of yourself or stop by in person to drop off your resume.

Child Care Network #158
– 2411 Flint Drive Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact: Director – Natalie Ahrens by email at cni158@childcarenetwork.com or phone at 910-799-5141

  • Position: Cook
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $13.00 – $14.00
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: N/A
  • Job description: Hours 7am-4pm Monday-Friday. The cook will follow the USDA program guidelines and pre-planned meal schedule, learn minute menu, allergy charts, and milk ratios.
  • To apply, please find our location at http://www.childcarenetwork.com/ and apply online today! Our recruiters will direct you to our location and set up an interview.

Child Care Network #158
– 2411 Flint Drive Wilmington, NC 28401

Contact: Director – Natalie Ahrens by email at cni158@childcarenetwork.com or phone at 910-799-5141

  • Position: Lead Teacher
  • Hours: 40 per week
  • Pay Range: $14.00 – $16.00
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: 4 year olds
  • Job description: The teacher will follow the four-year old Kindergarten Prep Academy curriculum. The teacher will make weekly lesson plans that they will follow daily as well as follow CNI policies and expectations daily. The teacher will bring positivity and progression to students’ lives daily!
  • To apply, please find our location at http://www.childcarenetwork.com/ and apply online today! Our recruiters will direct you to our location and set up an interview.

Kids & Company Henson Drive
– 4304 Henson Drive Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: April or Rebecca by email at kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com or phone at 910-799-3556

  • Position: Teachers & Assistant Teachers
  • Hours: 40 hours per week
  • Pay Range: Starting at $11 for educators that have completed their Early Childhood Credentials
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Age Group: All age groups
  • 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 email resumes to kidscompanyhenson@gmail.com or stop by the child care center.

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

  • Positions: 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

Kiddie Academy of Wilmington – North Campus
– 7633 Market St Wilmington, NC 28411

Contact: Courtney Tietje wilmington@kiddieacademy.net 910-742-4344

  • 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

Wilmington Christian Academy
– 1401 N. College Rd Wilmington, NC 28405

Contact: Cathy Dotson cdotson@wilmingtonchristian.com 910-791-4248 ext. 5516

  • Position: Teacher
  • Pay range: $33,500. + annual salary
  • Benefits: Yes
  • Hours per week: 40
  • Age group: 4 Year old’s
  • Job description: This is a year round position, Monday – Friday from 7:30 am – 3:30 pm. The lead teacher is responsible for all classroom lessons and activities. A BS in Early Childhood Education is required for this position.
  • Position: Afterschool Care Teacher
  • Pay range: $12.00 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