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.
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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.
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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

Cocktails & Conversation: Race & Equity in Early Childhood Education – December 11

Our next Cocktails & Conversation will take place on Wednesday, December 11. We will be discussing Race and Equity in Early Childhood Education. CLICK HERE for more information!

Rising Star Toy Drive

Did you know that play time is an integral part of any child’s learning and social-emotional development? Give the gift of play and help bring holiday joy to families in need! Click here for more information.

Photo Gallery: Embrace Early Tribute Dinner

Thank you to everyone who supported The Embrace Early Tribute Dinner! It was a success, and we appreciate your generosity. View Photo Gallery Click here to learn more about the event.

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