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Sheltering Arms Family Emergency Fund

Help provide diapers, wipes, formula, food and other essential items to our most vulnerable families during this crisis.

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.

What's New

Embrace Early & Create the Future

Join us for an evening featuring a virtual reality journey into the educational experience of a child, a field report from a Sheltering Arms alum, and a leadership report about our work.
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Enrolling Now

We are currently enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year. CLICK HERE for more information, including parent FAQs


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

For parent resources and the latest updates resources related to COVID-19, CLICK HERE.

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.

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.

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.