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 16 locations we provide high-quality early childhood education to over 2500 children between the ages of six weeks and five years old. As a NAEYC-accredited provider with national partnerships and recognition, we are the standard for early childhood education. How do we do it? We have a process and an approach that we’ve continued to hone and we want to share our best practices with you.

The Event

In August, we are hosting a two-day learning opportunity for funders, aspiring providers and established providers. Participants will engage in discussion about site management and financial sustainability with our leadership team and other subject matter experts. We will discuss all aspects of our business model, including our financial model, the programmatic and operational implications that stem from our financial model and agency governance. Participants will also have an opportunity to tour our facilities, network with other funders and providers and participate in post-summit action planning and follow-up calls.

What This Means For You

If you are a provider, this is a great opportunity to accelerate your learning curve by leveraging our experience and expertise. If you are a funder, this learning opportunity will ensure your investment is going to have the impact that you desire and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come. Space is limited.

Click here for registration information.

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 features entertainment, experiences, open bar, gourmet dining and silent and live auctions.

Proceeds from the Celebration Dinner go to provide needs-based tuition assistance and literacy materials for some of our community’s most vulnerable children, along with teacher training. Last year, more than $270,000 was raised.

To learn more about the 2018 Celebration Dinner, click here.

Click here to view the 2017 Photo Gallery!

Cocktails & Conversation

Spring & Fall

Cocktails & Conversation is Sheltering Arms’ bi-annual thought leadership forum where community leaders and professionals network and join in discussion about early childhood education and industry trends that could impact service to the children and families we serve. Networking typically begins at 6:00 pm, followed by a moderated panel discussion. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails are served and complimentary parking is available.
Past Topics:

  • • “Innovation in Early Childhood Education”
  • • “Two-Generation Strategies: The Research, The Programs, The Impact”
  • • “The Politics of Early Learning: The Future of Funding and Legislative Support”
  • • “Language-Nutrition and Other Innovative Trends in Early Childhood Education”
    Past Participants:

    • Cori V. Cain, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Rollins Center for Language & Learning
    • Ellyn Cochran, Senior Director, Early Learning & Development, United Way of Greater Atlanta
    • Rohit Malhotra, Founder & Executive Director, Center for Civic Innovation
    • Jason Martin, Founder & Executive Director, Community Guilds
    • Blythe Keeler Robinson, President & CEO, Sheltering Arms
    • Che Watkins, President & CEO, Center for Working Families, Inc.
      Click here to view the latest photo gallery!

Operation Storybook

All Sheltering Arms Centers

Operation Storybook is a week-long volunteer event, where all 16 centers celebrate literacy through a week of fun, creativity and community engagement. Each day, the centers focus on a different theme with corresponding activities. We encourage parents, civic leaders, community partners and volunteers to join us during this fun-filled week to help inspire a love for reading!

To find which center is closest to you or to call for more information, view our Center Locations Map

Click here to view highlights from this year’s Operation Storybook events.

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