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 transform the lives of children, their families and communities through model early childhood education and leadership in the field.

What's New

Embrace Early Diaper Drive

February 1 – March 14, 2022
Many families in our community lack a sufficient supply of diapers, wipes & formula needed to keep their babies clean, dry and healthy. Join us in the Embrace Early Diaper Drive to make an impact!

Jon Ossoff tours Atlanta's Sheltering Arms

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

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.

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 1888 Society Corporate Members

Presenting Members

Platinum Members

Gold Members

Silver Members

In Kind