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

Embrace Early & Create the Future Street Party 2022

The largest gathering of Sheltering Arms of the year! Join us on September 15th for music, dancing, live auctions, silent auctions and fun; all in support of instilling a love of learning in each child we serve.

Embrace Early Diaper Drive

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!

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.

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