131 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 3,500 children, from six weeks to five years of age, and their families with world-class early learning, care and family support services at 14 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. We are still accepting applications for the 2019 school year. For prospective families, please complete an application to add your child to the waitlist. For currently enrolled families looking to enroll another child, please complete this application to add your child to the waitlist.

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Enrollment Process

Complete the online application to join our waitlist.

NOTE: Completing the online 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.

After completing the online application, you will be contacted to attend an Eligibility Day, where you will be required to bring in specific documents. This will also be the time when we will determine which program your child is eligible for (Pre‐K, Early Head Start, Preschool Head Start, Child Care/Tuition).

Click here for the list of documents in English.

Haga clic aquí para la lista de documentos en Español.

NOTE: Parents are required to attend an Eligibility Day to be considered for enrollment and remain on the waitlist. Due to the number of applications we receive, prospective families on our waitlist will be removed after one full year.

After eligibility is confirmed and space becomes available, you will be contacted for enrollment. Please review the Enrollment FAQs for commonly-asked questions. If you have further questions, contact us at apply@shelteringarmsforkids.com.

Eligibility Dates

Date Time Location Address Phone
Thursday, September 26, 2019 9:00 am – 3:30 pm East Point 2257 Mulberry Street, East Point, GA 30344 404-767-4718
Thursday, October 17 9:00 am – 3:30 pm International Village Center 3375 Chamblee Dunwoody Road Chamblee, GA 30341 770-454-6220
Thursday, October 24 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Welcome All Center 4365 Welcome All Road College Park, GA 30349 404-209-1897
Tuesday, October 29 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Mansour Center 995 Roswell Street, Suite 400 Marietta, GA 30060 770-590-4700

Still Have Questions?

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