Shannon Marshall Mury, Child Development Center for Learning and Research, was a recipient of the Terri Lynne Lokoff Award, a national award that honors exceptional childcare teachers for their commitment and dedication in providing high-quality early care and education.

The award is hosted by FirstUp, which champions high-quality early care and education for children from birth to age eight in Southeastern Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Terri Lynne Lokoff Child Care Foundation.

Award recipients receive a $1,000 cash prize, are recognized at an award ceremony, and are eligible to win the Helene Marks Award, with the additional honor of being named the National Child Care Teacher of the Year.