133 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.

We are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

2020-2021 School Calendar
Enrollment FAQs
Download Application (English)
Download Application (Spanish)
Required Documentation Checklist (English)
Center Locations

Enrollment Process

How to proceed if you would like to submit an application virtually:

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.

  1. Download and complete the online application (English).
  2. Submit your application via email to the Enrollment Specialist for your first choice location. (See the Enrollment Specialist contact information below listed under the Center Locations.) When sending your email, please use this format in the Subject line: “Center Name – Child(ren)’s Name.” (This will allow for easier tracking of applications.)
  3. Please make sure to include all required documents as attachments to your email.
  4. Please allow 24-48 hours to receive confirmation of receipt of your application (via email or phone).
  5. After your application is received, you will be contacted by an Enrollment Specialist to schedule an over-the-phone interview to review the documents you submitted. (This should only take 5-10 minutes.)
  6. Finally, you will receive notification of your child’s status (whether selected or waitlisted) within 1 month of receipt via email or phone. 

Still Have Questions?

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