Embrace Early

What if every child loved to learn?

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

131 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.

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.

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.

Sheltering Arms Op-Ed Featured in SaportaReport

Sheltering Arms is honored to be among four organizations referred to as “Guardians of Atlanta’s Future” and featured in the SaportaReport in 2020. Each month, our President and CEO, Blythe Keeler Robinson, along with contributors from GEEARS, Junior League of Atlanta and Communities in Schools Atlanta, will examine some of the most  pressing issues impacting early childhood education. CLICK HERE to Sheltering Arms’ latest article!

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Sheltering Arms Op-Ed Featured in SaportaReport

Sheltering Arms is honored to be among four organizations referred to as “Guardians of Atlanta’s Future” and featured in the SaportaReport in 2020. Each month, our President and CEO, Blythe Keeler Robinson, along with contributors from GEEARS, Junior League of Atlanta and Communities in Schools Atlanta, will examine some of the most pressing issues impacting early childhood education. CLICK HERE to Sheltering Arms’ latest article!

The Embrace Early Winter Diaper Drive Has Begun

Our diaper drive is in full swing and will run through March 27. Check out the ways that you and your network can participate! CLICK HERE for more information.

New Classes Offered

Attention Early Childhood Education Professionals! The Georgia Training Institute is offering two new courses in March: “Connections Matter” and “The Foundations of Intensive Family Engagement.” CLICK HERE to learn more and register today!