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

Press Release: Sheltering Arms Invites Community To Participate In Annual Read-a-thon

April 10, 2018 – Sheltering Arms, Georgia’s largest nonprofit early education and child care organization, will host its annual read-a-thon and is inviting metro Atlanta communities to volunteer by reading to a class or participating in planned book-related activities. Download PDF

Mother’s Day

Honor Someone Special, This Mother’s Day. As we honor the women who started Sheltering Arms 130 years ago and impacted the community with special care and education for children, we want to help you honor the special people in your life this Mother’s Day. With a gift of $50 or...

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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