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

Embrace Early Tribute Dinner – Photos Coming Soon!

Thank you to everyone who supported The Embrace Early Tribute Dinner! It was a success, and we appreciate your generosity. Please be sure to check back to view the photo gallery! Click here to learn more about the event.

Diaper Drive – Happening Now

There’s still time to help families in need by hosting a diaper drive, purchasing diapers or making a financial contribution. Our Summer Diaper Drive will end on Friday, August 30. Click here for more information!

Cocktails & Conversation – December 11

Our next Cocktails & Conversation will take place on Wednesday, December 11. We will be discussing Race and Equity in Early Childhood Education. More details to come. Join us!

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