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

The Embrace Early Tribute Dinner: April 27 @ Flourish

The Celebration Dinner is now The Embrace Early Tribute Dinner. You don’t want to miss it! Table and ticket purchases will be available soon. Click here to learn more.

Embrace Early Diaper Drive: Happening Now!

Did you know that 1 in 3 families struggles with diaper need, regardless of income? Join us in helping some of our most vulnerable families by hosting a diaper drive, purchasing diapers or making a financial contribution – now through March 1. Click here to learn more.    

Operation Storybook: April 8-12

Mark your calendars to join us for our largest annual volunteer event, Operation Storybook (April 8-12). We welcome individuals and groups to come read to a class and participate in fun planned activities. Sign-up opportunities are coming soon.

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