Sheltering Arms - Buford Drive Center - Lawrenceville GA Child Care Learning Center

1470 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville GA 30043
(678) 376-7479
1 Review

About the Provider

Description: Sheltering Arms is Georgia's oldest nonprofit early childhood education program, and one of its most respected. Their mission is to serve working families with high quality, affordable child care and education and comprehensive support services, as well as to provide professional development for early childhood educators and community outreach. Founded by Atlanta volunteers in 1888, Sheltering Arms now annually serves more than 3,600 children, ages six weeks to five years old, and their families, in 16 centers in 6 metro Atlanta counties.

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Program and Licensing Details

  • Capacity: 173
  • License Number: CCLC-32403
  • Age Range: Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Pre K, School Age
  • Achievement and/or Accreditations QualityRated_Participant; NAEYC
  • Enrolled in Subsidized Child Care Program: Yes
  • Languages Supported: English, English,Cambodia,Laos
  • Type of Care: Daytime, Drop-in Care, Part-Time
  • Transportation: , Field Trips

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Inspection/Report History

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Report Date Arrival Time Report Type
2017-05-04 09:20 AM Licensing Study
2016-11-23 11:55 AM Follow-Up
2016-10-05 12:20 PM Monitoring Visit
2016-06-16 10:05 AM Licensing Study
2015-12-17 10:15 AM Follow-Up
2015-11-04 10:10 AM Complaint Investigation Follow Up
2015-09-15 01:45 PM POI Follow Up
2015-08-26 09:15 AM Incident Investigation
2015-07-02 10:15 AM Monitoring Visit
2015-06-05 10:50 AM Monitoring Visit

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MamaDanna Mar 09, 2013

absolutely love Sheltering Arms! The Buford Drive location in Lawrenceville is relatively new, I believe, and I anticipate that soon they will be like many other Sheltering Arms centers with waiting lists for neary every age, The administrative staff and childcare providers are friendly, warm, and professional. They go out of their way to address any concern and see that any issue is resolved. The center itself is colorful and inviting. The curriculum encourages creativity in addition to providing an educational and social foundation. I enrolled my now 3 year old nearly 7 months ago but could not get my 4 year old in for Pre K because it was full, so I enrolled him around the corner at Primrose of Lawrenceville North. No comparison and a bad experience which i will disclose on my review of their school. In a nutshell, I found it overall to be cold, ridgid, and at times, judgemental. They treat their GA Pre-K students like the step children of the center - for example no breakfast just lunch and snack which they charge $150 a month for. Not so at Sheltering Arms. I was so happy when they opened a new GA PreK class and I was thankfully able to transfer my son. This review has become more long winded than I intended but I believe every parent should have as much information as possible when searching for childcare. It can be very difficult to find one where you feel completely comfortable. Sheltering Arms is a must see! Ms. Louisa, Mr. Jason, and Ms Felicia are wonderful! I have not met all of the teachers, but Ms. Sheryl, Ms. Rickia, & Ms. Cynthia are terrific! I feel good about my children being in a safe, loving environment and also very important - my kids love being there too.

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