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

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.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Platinum Members

Diamond Members

Frank & Liz Blake

Gold Members

Silver Members

Martha & Michael Greenway

Doug & Patty Reid

Host

Joni Deus

Rick & Stephanie Warren

Kathryn Valentine

Nicole Layne

Patron

Jackie Hopkins

Blythe Keeler Robinson

Dinah McClintock

Yasmin Tyler-Hill

In Kind