The Sheltering Arms

Sheltering Arms nurtures and educates children, strengthens families, and builds communities by providing 1) High quality child care and early education that prepares all young children to succeed in school, regardless of family income; 2) Comprehensive support services for families; 3) Professional development for early education and family services practitioners; 4) Community partnerships and collaborations to improve services for children and families.

The Sheltering Arms
385 Centennial Olympic Park Dr
Atlanta, GA 30313
United States
404-523-2767
http://www.shelteringarmsforkids.com
 BRIDGE Number: 7082571439

President & CEO

Blythe Keeler Robinson

Management Team

Blythe Keeler Robinson, Diane Bellem, DaShana Jelks, Lynn Wigington, Gwen Wright, Cristel Williams

Board of Directors

Blythe Keeler Robinson, Diane Bellem, DaShana Jelks, Lynn Wigington, Gwen Wright, Cristel Williams

Project Leaders

Cristel Williams

Mission

Sheltering Arms nurtures and educates children, strengthens families, and builds communities by providing 1) High quality child care and early education that prepares all young children to succeed in school, regardless of family income; 2) Comprehensive support services for families; 3) Professional development for early education and family services practitioners; 4) Community partnerships and collaborations to improve services for children and families.

Programs

Sheltering Arms operates 16 nationally accredited early learning centers with an enrollment of 2500 infants, toddlers, and preschoolers each day. Through public subsidies and child care tuition scholarships, Sheltering Arms is able to provide low-income working families with full-day, full-year child care. A developmentally appropriate, educational curriculum helps children prepare for school, with 95% of children meeting or exceeding school readiness requirements. Family Support Coordinators help link family with needed resources and provide information regarding parenting skills and child development. Centers partner and share space with school systems, public housing developments, and other nonprofits to build strong communities where children and families can thrive. The Sheltering Arms Georgia Training Institute offers professional development and credentialing to 6,000 early childhood educators and family support workers each year.

Statistics on The Sheltering Arms

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2009: $22,324,603
  • Annual Budget for 2008: $22,247,316
  • Other funding sources: Sheltering Arms is funded by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals, support from United Way, and local, state and federal programs including Head Start, Georgia PreK and the USDA.
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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