The Standard in Early Childhood Education

Our mission is to transform the lives of children, their families and communities through model early childhood education and leadership in the field.

A Nurturing Environment

129 years. Six generations of families. 50,000 children. We know that early support makes a huge difference in changing the lives, trajectories and future of children all over the state. So, we make early our mission and our mantra – offering learning opportunities as young as six weeks, and holistic support for families.

Two-Generation Approach

Two-Generation Approach

The first to put families first. Our family support model aligns with a two-generation approach, which provides opportunities to help meet the needs of children and their parents together.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Our staff is the backbone of our organization. A tremendous amount of time and energy is devoted to preparing our teachers to be the best. The Georgia Training Institute (GTI) is the professional learning division of Sheltering Arms. Through GTI, Sheltering Arms will provide engaging and relevant educational and professional learning experiences for early childhood educators.

What's New

Celebration Dinner

The Celebration Dinner is our annual signature event that brings together community and business leaders to celebrate the power and promise of quality early childhood education. With the Porsche Experience Center as the backdrop, this event will feature driving experiences, an open bar, gourmet dining, and live and silent...

Seeds of Success

The Seeds of Success Fund is a monthly giving program for former parents, current parents and the alumni of Sheltering Arms to give back to the next class of children and their families who need assistance with tuition. We suggest a monthly gift of $18.88 (based on the year Sheltering Arms was established...

Cocktails and Conversation

Parent and child well-being go hand-in-hand, and incorporating a two-generation strategy that addresses the needs of vulnerable children and their parents helps put the entire family on a path to overall well-being and economic stability. The fall edition of Cocktails & Conversation will be an evening of insightful discussion around two-generation approaches: the...

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