Give to the
Sheltering Arms Family Emergency Fund

Help provide diapers, wipes, formula, food and other essential items to our most vulnerable families during this crisis.

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.

What's New

Winter Diaper Drive Coming Soon!

The Embrace Early Winter Diaper Drive will begin in the next few weeks. To participate, simply shop online from our Amazon registry and ship to our administrative office. More details coming soon!

Op-Ed: Adjusting for Education

In the latest SaportaReport opinion editorial, President & CEO Blythe shares how the organization adjusted during the pandemic to continue educating little minds. CLICK HERE to read it!

Enrolling Now!

We still have spaces for the 2020-2021 school year. Virtual options available! CLICK HERE for more information, including parent FAQs.

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.

Thank you to our 1888 Society Corporate Members