Stephanie Higgins - Toybox / FACS

Stephanie Higgins

Toybox/ FACS:
Room: G-126


Early Childhood Educaiton/Child Development and Introduciton to TOYBOX:
During Early Childhood Educaiton/Child Development and Introduction to TOYBOX students learn about intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of a child. Students focus on the development of toddlers and preschool children. Introduction to TOYBOX must be taken before students can take TOYBOX. 

TOYBOX stands for Training Opportunities with Youngsters to Broaden Occupational eXperiences. The TOYBOX Program is an early learning center within an occupational high school laboratory setting. Mesquite high school students enrolled in the TOYBOX class teach the preschool children throughout the day. With guidance, from the preschool director and preschool teachers, high school students plan, create and implement daily lessons for the preschool children.

About Me

I am from Illinois where I studied Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University and received my masters in Reading and Literacy from Benedictine University.  From 2006 to 2018 I was the preschool director at Naperville Central High School located in Illinois. Over the course of my career, I have taught Early Childhood Education 1 and 2, Introduction to Teaching, Human Growth and Development, Culinary, and Senior Foods. I  enjoy running marathons and spending time with my husband and two adorable daughters, Rosey and Deirdre.