Embrace Early
Embrace Equity
Embrace Opportunity

Support historically excluded children and disenfranchised communities.

The Standard in Early Childhood Education

The mission of Sheltering Arms is to close opportunity gaps stemming from systemic racism by transforming the lives of children and their families through high-quality, equitable early childhood education and leadership in the field.

What's New

Removing Barriers

We invite you to participate in our 135 Years of Removing Barriers program! Your generous financial donations enable us to continue supporting families during the holiday season.

Our EECF Street Party was a Huge Success!

Thanks to our partners & sponsors, wonderful guests, our dynamic board members, our volunteers and everyone who joined the fun! Thanks to your generosity, the funds we raised will support Sheltering Arms continued work in providing high-quality early childhood education and support services for our families. We appreciate you for all your support and we will see you again next year!

100 Most Influential Black Women of Atlanta

The Atlanta Business League has named our President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson as one of the 100 Most Influential Black Women of Atlanta. Her impeccable leadership and unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion make her a true trailblazer.

Social Impact Heroes

Why & How Blythe Keeler Robinson Is Helping To Change Our World.

Listen to Star 94’s interview with our President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson.

Congratulations Blythe Keeler Robinson for being named one of the Top 50 Women Leaders by Women We Admire!

135 Years in the Making: The Historical Leadership of Sheltering arms President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson

Sheltering Arms Equity Conversation with Dr. David Wall Rice & Blythe Keeler Robinson

Sheltering Arms Equity Conversation with Dr. David Wall Rice & Blythe Keeler Robinson

Dr. David Wall Rice sat down with President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson to discuss her 10 years of leadership and our organization for 135 years of serving children and families. This retrospective conversation also focuses on the vision of Sheltering Arms for the next 10 years.

A Message from our President & CEO

As we close out Black History Month our President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robison reflects on her experience with the organization. To read her full message click here.

Sheltering Arms welcomes five new members to board of directors and new chair of the board

Sheltering Arms is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors, Carice Anderson, Julie Anderson, Reginald Chever, II, David O'Banion and Michelle Sanchez Boyce and new Chair of the Board, Patrick Warren.

Members of our Sheltering Arms team attended the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) conference in Washington, DC

For more than 50 years, NBCDI has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact black children and their families. Our team members were proud to present sessions on Family Engagement & Male Engagement.

Aspen Institute’s Ascend Fellows, which includes our very own President and CEO, Blythe Keeler Robinson

Ten years after the Aspen Institute first launched Ascend, the focus of the fellowship is shifting toward the nation’s youngest learners. We talked with four of the 22 new fellows about their work in the field of early childhood.

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.

Jon Ossoff tours Atlanta's Sheltering Arms

At Atlanta preschool, Ossoff says child tax credit can reduce poverty

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.

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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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Councilman Matt Westmoreland

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