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

Launch & Learn Summit

Launch & Learn Summit August 22-23, 2018 Atlanta, GA For over 130 years, Sheltering Arms has answered the call of service to our most vulnerable families and children. Each day in our 15 locations we provide high-quality early childhood education to over 2500 children between the ages of six...

Celebration Dinner

Celebration Dinner Saturday, October 20, 2018 Porsche Experience Center The Celebration Dinner is Sheltering Arms’ annual gala that brings Atlanta’s corporate, civic and community leaders and organizations together to celebrate the power and promise of quality early childhood education. This affair is the largest annual Sheltering Arms event and...

Calling All Alumni

Sheltering Arms is currently forming an Alumni Group, which will keep former students connected to the organization while offering opportunities to meet other alumni and positively impact the community. Membership Benefits: Personal Development Opportunities Networking Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities If you are an alumni and would like to participate, please...

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