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

Diaper Drive: July 22-August 30

Did you know that 1 in 3 families struggles with diaper need, regardless of income? Join us in helping our families in need by hosting a diaper drive, purchasing diapers or making a financial contribution. Beginning July 22 through August 30. Click here for more information!

Embrace Early Tribute Dinner: August 24

The Celebration Dinner is now The Embrace Early Tribute Dinner. Join us this fall on Saturday, August 24! Click here to learn more.

Launch & Learn Summit: September 17-18

We are hosting a two-day learning experience for funders, aspiring providers and established providers. Come tour our facilities, network with other funders and providers, and engage in discussion about all aspects of our business model. Click here for more details!

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