Sheltering Armsí Early Education & Family Centers, a nonprofit child development program founded in 1888 and headquartered in Atlanta, has received national acclaim for its success in preparing young children for school. That expertise is now available to early childhood and family support professionals throughout Georgia at Sheltering Armsí Georgia Training Institute.
Sheltering Armsí Georgia Training Institute offers the following professional development services:
- Courses leading to the Child Development Associate Credential issued by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition
- Courses leading to the Strengths-based Family Workers Credential issued by Temple University
- Leadership training to help administrators develop, retain, and manage a qualified workforce
- Transcripts for select courses to apply for college credit through the National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction
- Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for CDA renewal
- Program training for transportation and food service staff
- Early care and education courses approved by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
- Family support and parenting seminars
- Special interest symposia and conferences
- Topical workshops, including facility design and development, school partnerships, and male involvement
- Consultation and technical assistance
- Conference and training space available to the public
- Developmentally appropriate curriculum and assessment tools for purchase
Housed at Sheltering Arms Headquarters in downtown Atlanta, GTI includes a 7,000 square foot training and conference center that includes a computer lab and meeting rooms with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. Institute students in our early childhood training courses receive¬†hands-on experience on-site at the Sheltering Armsí Model Teaching center, an accredited early education center serving 136 children ages 6 weeks to 5 year old.