130 years. Six generations of families. 50,000 children.
Sheltering Arms is Georgia’s largest non-profit early childhood education organization. Each year, we provide more than 3,600 children, from six weeks to five years of age, and their families with world-class early learning, care and family support services at 16 metropolitan Atlanta locations in Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Gwinnett counties.
On average, children attending Sheltering Arms score in the 90th percentile for language and literacy, exceeding developmental milestones for kindergarten readiness.
We are currently not accepting applications. Please come back in January to add your child to the waitlist.
Complete the online application to join our waitlist.
NOTE: Completing the online application does not guarantee your child’s enrollment, which is based on availability and the time of the school year. Sheltering Arms follows a school year calendar and enrolls at the beginning of the school year.
After completing the online application, you will be contacted to attend an Eligibility Day, where you will be required to bring in specific documents. This will also be the time when we will determine which program your child is eligible for (Pre‐K, Early Head Start, Preschool Head Start, Child Care/Tuition).
NOTE: Parents are required to attend an Eligibility Day to be considered for enrollment and remain on the waitlist. Due to the number of applications we receive, prospective families on our waitlist will be removed after one full year.
We are accepting applications for all of our programs including Pre-K, Early & Preschool Head Start, and Child Care. Please attend one of the Eligibility Dates below to apply for any location.
Our waitlist will be closed from Monday, November 12 until Wednesday, January 2, as we make preparations for next school year. Thank you for your understanding.
Still Have Questions?
Contact your Enrollment Specialist. Click on your Center Location below for contact information.