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.

What's New

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

For helpful parent resources and the latest Sheltering Arms updates regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), CLICK HERE.


Eligibility - Apply Online

Due to the recent events around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are adjusting our Eligibility Process to limit the spread of the virus. All open application dates have been suspended for the remainder of the month. CLICK HERE to apply online.

The Embrace Early Winter Diaper Drive Is Happening Now

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