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

130 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.
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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.
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Professional Development

Professional Development

Our staff is the backbone of our organization. Embracing early means embracing education for our teachers. The Georgia Training Institute (GTI) is the professional learning division of Sheltering Arms and provides career and skill-building professional learning experiences for early childhood educators.

What's New

Photo Gallery: Cocktails & Conversation Fall 2018

On Wednesday, December 5th we hosted Atlanta thought leaders for our fall edition of Cocktails & Conversation. With the help of Erin Croom (Georgia Organics), Eleni Rigsby (The Common Market Georgia), Jon West (Atlanta Community Food Bank) and Chef Asata Reid (Chef Life) we held a great discussion around...

Cocktails & Conversation: Food, Nutrition & the Farm-To-ECE Movement

Cocktails & Conversation Food, Nutrition & the Farm-To-ECE Movement Join us for the 2018 fall edition of Cocktails & Conversation. This event will include a healthy cooking demonstration and a moderated panel discussion on health, nutrition and wellness initiatives in early childhood education and at Sheltering Arms. Moderator: Blythe...

Thank You, Celebration Dinner 2018 Co-Chairs and Host Committee!

Sheltering Arms is so thankful for our Celebration Dinner Co-Chairs and Host Committee. We truly appreciate your support to help make this event a success! Event Co-Chairs: Mark Dvorak Naiema Frieson Host Committee: Yolandra Alexander Neysa Dillon Brown Tim and Meagan Davies Deanna Hamilton Miguel and Tracey Lloyd Wonya...

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