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

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...

Cocktails & Conversation

Cocktails & Conversation Join us for the 2018 spring edition of Cocktails & Conversation, as we focus on innovation in early childhood education. To purchase your tickets to this event please complete the form below. Innovation has transformed the way we live our lives. The manner in which we...

Press Release: Sheltering Arms Welcomes New Board Members

January 18, 2018 – Sheltering Arms, Georgia’s largest nonprofit early education and child care organization, is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its board of directors: Michelle Horstemeyer, Nicole Layne, Andrew McConnell, Ursula L. McNeill and Kshipra Pitre. “It is an honor to welcome such...

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