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.

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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.