Thought Leadership

Our mission is to transform the lives of children, their families and communities through model early childhood education and leadership in the field.

Since our establishment in 1888, our mission has remained the same, but we continue to innove and grow as a high-quality early education organization. In recent years, we have created platforms and participated in events that enable us to explore trends in the early childhood education industry and share our thoughts.

Welcome to the Sheltering Arms Thought Leadership page, where you can see what we’re up to and how we engage other leaders. If you have any questions or would like to contact us, please email us at

Coffee with the CEO

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 9 am EST

Hear from President & CEO, Blythe Keeler Robinson, for the Sheltering Arms State of the Agency.

Stay up to date on our work.

Sheltering Arms Equity Dinner

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 6 pm EST

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 6 pm EST

Sheltering Arms Hosts Virtual Discussions on Race and Equity

For years in Metro Atlanta, we have confronted the issues of discrimination, poverty, gentrification, racial disparities, as well as religious and political divisions, among others. We believe that building a strong foundation for open and honest dialogue on these difficult issues starts with providing a safe space.

For us, that safe space is the dinner table where we break bread together. We believe by sharing a meal with people of diverse backgrounds, we open ourselves to seeing issues from vastly different angles, simultaneously feeding our human need for meaningful connection. This opens a whole new world of opportunities to bridge the divide we may have with others, at the same time helping us support one another in our neighborhoods as we powerfully and collectively tackle and resolve the shared critical issues of the day.


Cocktails & Conversation is Sheltering Arms’ thought leadership forum where community leaders and professionals network and join in a discussion about trending topics that impact young children and early childhood education.


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Sheltering Arms has been a partner and regular contributor to the “Guardians of Atlanta’s Future” column in the SaportaReport since 2020. Each month, Sheltering Arms’ President and CEO shares an opinion editorial about trends impacting early childhood education and Atlanta’s children.

Sheltering Arms President & CEO Blythe Keeler Robinson posted weekly video updates to keep the community informed about the organization’s efforts during the pandemic.

CLICK HERE to watch update videos and listen to the media interview.