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Phone: 404-523-2767
385 Centennial Olympic Park Dr Nw
Georgia 30313

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Target demographics: 90% of those served are low-income working families. 60% of families are headed by a single parent. Sheltering Arms enrolls children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, with summer camp and afterschool for children through age 8.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,000 (children and parents enrolled at Sheltering Arms centers, and trainees participating in the Sheltering Arms Georgia Training Institute)

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist teachers in a Sheltering Arms classroom, providing one-on-one attention to young children during hands-on learning activities

Geographic areas served: Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. (Counties: Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett)

Programs: Each day, Sheltering Arms serves almost 2500 children, ages 0-8, and their families in 16 early education centers in metro Atlanta. Centers meet NAEYC-accreditation standards, and provide comprehensive services for children, families, and neighborhoods. The Sheltering Arms Georgia Training Institute trains and credentials almost 6,000 early childhood and family support professionals each year.

Sheltering Arms builds strong children, families, and communities by providing, 1) quality, affordable early care and education, 2) comprehensive family support, 3) community partnerships that build safe, thriving neighborhoods, 4) professional development for early education and family support workers.
Since 1888, Sheltering Arms has provided child care for almost 50,000 children which allowed their parents to work and provide for their families. Early education based on the most current research prepares children to succeed in school. On average, children meet or exceed 95% or more of developmental milestones and school readiness criteria.

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Our child has attended the Sheltering Arms East Point location on Mulberry for four years. We are truly impressed with the ability that he and his classmates demonstrate. Many children in his classes have consistently shown skills and knowledge above their grade level. However, revolving-door ... more »
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