134 years. Six generations of families. 50,000 children.   Sheltering Arms is Georgia’s largest non-profit early childhood education organization. Each year, we provide more than 3,000 children, from six weeks to five years of age, and their families with world-class early learning, care and family support services at 13 metropolitan Atlanta locations in Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Gwinnett counties. On average, children attending Sheltering Arms score in the 90th percentile for language and literacy, exceeding developmental milestones for kindergarten readiness.

2021-2022 School Calendar
Enrollment FAQs
Application Checklist (English)
Application Checklist (Spanish)
Center Locations

Thank you for your interest in Sheltering Arms! At this time we are no longer accepting applications for Infants and Toddlers for the current 2022-2023 school year. We do however still have spaces available for Preschool and Pre-K students (3 and 4 year olds). If you would like to apply for a Preschool and/or Pre-K student, please email the Enrollment Specialist at your 1st choice center. You can find their contact information by clicking on the center names below which are highlighted in orange. NOTE: Our open application period for all students for the 2022-2023 school year will close November 18th. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year will be available March 2023.

Eligibility Application & Enrollment Process

NOTE: Completing the application does not guarantee your child’s enrollment, which is based on availability and the time of the school year. Sheltering Arms follows a school year calendar and enrolls at the beginning of the school year. 

Step 1

Send an email with the following information to the Enrollment Specialist of your 1st choice center (Contact information is listed below). You only need to submit one application per child. Please only contact one Enrollment Specialist.

  1. Parent/Guardian Full Name
  2. Child’s Full Name
  3. Child’s Birthdate
  4. Center Location Preference (1st choice ONLY, you can list up to 3 locations on your application)

Step 2

The Enrollment Specialist will send you a link to complete the Eligibility Application through our online registration platform airSlate. In order to complete the application you must also upload the Required Documents. Please be sure to have them ready and available before you begin the application.

Once you complete the Eligibility Application process, your child’s name will be added to our waitlist.

Step 3

If there is a space available for your child, you will be contacted by an Enrollment Specialist to move forward with the Enrollment process. You will only be contacted if there is an available slot. Due to the number of applications we receive, prospective families on our waitlist who were not selected will be removed at the end of the calendar year and will have to reapply the following year.

Still Have Questions?

Contact your Enrollment Specialist. Click on your Center Location below for contact information.