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

131 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

Operation Storybook: April 22-26

Join us for our largest annual volunteer event, Operation Storybook (April 22-26)! We welcome individuals and groups to come read to a class and participate in fun planned activities. Sign up today!

The Embrace Early Tribute Dinner: NOW August 24 @ Flourish

The Celebration Dinner is now The Embrace Early Tribute Dinner. Join us this fall on Saturday, August 24! Click here to learn more.

Cocktails & Conversation: May 2019

Cocktails & Conversation is Sheltering Arms’ bi-annual thought leadership forum where community leaders and professionals network and discuss the latest trends in early childhood education. Join us in May for our next forum. Details coming soon.

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