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 3,500 children, from six weeks to five years of age, and their families with world-class early learning, care and family support services at 15 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 accepting applications for the 2019 school year.

For prospective families, please complete an application to add your child to the waitlist.

For currently enrolled families looking to enroll another child, please complete this application to add your child to the waitlist.

Required Documentation Checklist (English)
Required Documentation Checklist (Spanish)
Enrollment FAQs
Center Locations

Enrollment Process

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).

Click here for the list of documents in English.

Haga clic aquí para la lista de documentos en Español.

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.

After eligibility is confirmed and space becomes available, you will be contacted for enrollment. Please review the Enrollment FAQs for commonly-asked questions. If you have further questions, contact us at apply@shelteringarmsforkids.com.

Eligibility Dates

DATE TIME LOCATION ADDRESS PHONE #
Tuesday, March 05 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Longview Center 3833 Longview Drive
Douglasville, 30135
770- 949-3717
Wednesday, March 06 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Oakley Township Center 7210 Oakley Terrace
Union City, 30291
770-964-0578
Thursday, March 07 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Oakley Township Center 7210 Oakley Terrace
Union City, 30291
770-964-0578
Friday, March 08 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Elaine P. Draeger Model Teaching Center 385 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW
Atlanta, 30313
404-523-4831
Friday, March 08 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Cobb Center 1585 Roberta Drive
Marietta, 30008
770-427-1926
Tuesday, March 12 8:30 am – 3:30 pm International Village Center 3375 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Chamblee, 30341
770-454-6220
Wednesday, March 13 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Stonewall Tell Center 5020 Camp Drive
College Park, 30349
770-774-2110
Thursday, March 14 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Stonewall Tell Center 5020 Camp Drive
College Park, 30349
770-774-2110
Friday, March 15 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Mansour Center 995 Roswell St. Suite 400
Marietta, 30060
770-590-4700
Friday, March 15 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Buford Drive Center 1470 Buford Drive
Lawrenceville, 30043
678-376-7479
Monday, March 18 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Obama Academy 195 Tuskegee Street
Atlanta, 30315
470-355-7220
Tuesday, March 19 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Obama Academy 195 Tuskegee Street
Atlanta, 30315
470-355-7220
Wednesday, March 20 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Welcome All Center 4365 Welcome All Road
College Park, 30349
404-209-1897
Thursday, March 21 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Welcome All Center 4365 Welcome All Road
College Park, 30349
404-209-1897
Friday, March 22 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Norcross Center 5360 Old Norcross Road
Norcross, 30071
770-263-6595
Friday, March 22 8:30 am – 4:00 pm East Lake Center 350 East Lake Blvd
Atlanta, 30317
404-373-6430
Monday, March 25 9:00 am – 4:00 pm East Point Center 2257 Mulberry Street
East Point, 30344
404-767-4718
Tuesday, March 26 8:00 am – 3:00 pm East Point Center 2257 Mulberry Street
East Point, 30344
404-767-4718
Wednesday, March 27 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Educare Atlanta Center 404 Fulton St.
Atlanta, 30312
404-582-9100
Thursday, March 28 8:00 am – 3:00 pm Educare Atlanta Center 404 Fulton St.
Atlanta, 30312
404-582-9100
Friday, March 29 9:00 am – 4:00 pm International Village Center 3375 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Chamblee, 30341
770-454-6220

 

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Contact your Enrollment Specialist. Click on your Center Location below for contact information.

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