Shirley H. Cox, an educator and entrepreneur, is an avid and enthusiastic advocate of early childhood education. Ms. Cox earned a Diploma in Child Day Care Management with Highest Honors from Stratford Career Institute, a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Curriculum Development both from Howard University, and a Certificate in Special Education from George Washington University. She is an active member of the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC).
Literacy and language development have been the cornerstone of her early childhood program for many years, as a classroom teacher and at Faces of Hope Child Development Center, Inc. which she owned and operated until the Pandemic. In 2014, she received an Achievement Award “for exceeding the District’s ranking on your cumulative 2014 FCCERS-R Scores” from The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).
She has testified before the DC City Council and OSSE on Early Childhood issues. Her belief that educating the whole child with informed best practices will lead to successful life outcomes is what underpins her work.
Ms. Cox currently offers customized research based academic enrichment and support services to K-12 students with IEP and 504 plans in the Washington Metropolitan area.