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 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 February 1 – March 15, 2023 to make an impact!

Sheltering Arms welcomes five new members to board of directors and new chair of the board

Sheltering Arms is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to its Board of Directors, Carice Anderson, Julie Anderson, Reginald Chever, II, David O'Banion and Michelle Sanchez Boyce and new Chair of the Board, Patrick Warren.

Members of our Sheltering Arms team attended the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) conference in Washington, DC

For more than 50 years, NBCDI has been at the forefront of engaging leaders, policymakers, professionals and parents around critical and timely issues that directly impact black children and their families. Our team members were proud to present sessions on Family Engagement & Male Engagement.

Aspen Institute’s Ascend Fellows, which includes our very own President and CEO, Blythe Keeler Robinson

Ten years after the Aspen Institute first launched Ascend, the focus of the fellowship is shifting toward the nation’s youngest learners. We talked with four of the 22 new fellows about their work in the field of early childhood.

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


Joni Deus

Rick & Stephanie Warren

Kathryn Valentine

Nicole Layne


Jackie Hopkins

Blythe Keeler Robinson

Dinah McClintock

Yasmin Tyler-Hill

In Kind