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851 N. Maitland Ave. • Maitland, FL 32751

A center for creativity for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families

Shayna's Village

Nestled inside the JCC's award-winning preschool in the heart of Maitland, Shayna’s Village is a place where parents can take creative classes with their infants, toddlers and preschool-aged kids—regardless of whether their children are enrolled in the school. As children get a little older, they take creative classes independently.

We welcome families from all faiths, cultures and backgrounds.

Open to the community—enrollment in the JCC's preschool is not necessary to participate.

Where Children Begin Their Creative Journeys

Children need to explore their creative side early on—and we give them the space to do it—whether it’s visual art, cooking, gardening, singing, guitar, or video production. Even more importantly, young children need an opportunity to practice manners and social skills. We help each individual child, no matter how young, to gain confidence in handling new situations.

Get a Personal Invitation 

from Karen

Hi! I'm Karen, the director of Shayna's Village. 

I look forward to inviting you to participate in our classes and join the Shayna's Village family. This is such a special time in your life, and I can't wait to join you on this journey!

THE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Spring Session 4: March 19-May 24, 2018

Join us at any time if the session's already started—we'll prorate the fee!

Thursdays, 8 weeks

10:30-11:15am

No class: class 3/29, 4/5

Mommy & Me, Daddy & Me, Parent & Me, Nanny & Me, or Caregiver & Me

for Sprouts (sitting & crawling 6- to 12-month-olds) & Buds (newly walking 12- to 18-month-olds)

The children will gain independence and confidence in this class as they begin to follow a routine that is chock full of learning activities and gross motor practice. Snack is served.

No class: 4/4, 4/11, 5/2

Baby Rock

Get ready to rock in this music class designed especially for you and your baby! Each week you will enjoy different styles of music while participating in activities that promote bonding, singing, and family fun!

Facilitator: Christy Chen

for Seedlings (6 weeks-6 months non-mobile) & 

Sprouts (sitting & crawling 6- to 12-month-olds)

No class: 3/29, 4/5

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Go, Baby Go!

Session Rate $192
($144 for JCC Members; $160 with Village Pass)

Wednesdays, 7 weeks

9:30-10:15am

Mondays, 8 weeks

9:30-10:15am

Together Time Classes

designed to give parents and caregivers a chance to spend meaningful time with their child while bonding and learning together.

Brain Boosters

for Buds (newly walking 12- to 18-month-olds), 

Blossoms (walking 18 to 24-month-olds) & 2s

Ooh, Goo and You

Session Rate $192
($144 for JCC Members; $160 with Village Pass)

In this innovative toddler science class, your child will have a blast learning very basic science concepts while setting up age-appropriate science experiments and discovering how the world works through fun, multi-sensory activities.

for Blossoms (walking 18 to 24-month-olds) 

and Two's

Facilitator: Christy Chen

The children will develop fine and gross motor skills, body awareness, strength and flexibility, while having fun through creative music and fitness activities.

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Thursdays, 8 weeks

9:30-10:15am

Session Rate $168
($126for JCC Members; $140 with Village Pass)

Session Rate $192
($144 for JCC Members; $160 with Village Pass)

No class: 4/2, 5/21

Session Rate $232

($184 for JCC Members; $200 with Village Pass)

designed to give 3- to 4-year-olds a chance to practice using manners and social skills while eating lunch in the “café,” followed by activities that enhance their minds

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

for Three’s & Four’s 

Story Stretchers

The children will get to participate in multisensory activities that teach scientific concepts. The will learn about dinosaurs, bugs, magnets, and more 

The children will be introduced to a different book each week and will expand on the story with creative activities that enhance literature.

No class: 4/5

for Three's & Four's

Session Rate $232

($184 for JCC Members; $200  with Village Pass)

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

Artistic Creations

Mondays, 8 weeks
12:00-2:00pm

Thursdays, 9 weeks
12:00-2:00pm

Session Rate $261
($207 for JCC Members; $225 with Village Pass)

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

No class: 4/3, 5/1

Mind + Manners Classes

Fridays, 8 weeks
12:00-2:00pm

Music Time

The children will get to unleash their musical abilities as they move and groove to songs that teach educational concepts. They will get to use instruments, scarves, and the parachute, too!

for Three's & Four's

The children will discover the world of art as they learn about and experiment with different art media. They will also create a portfolio to store all of their projects.

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Facilitator: Sarah Holt

Wednesdays, 8 weeks
12:00-2:00pm

Session Rate $232

($184 for JCC Members; $200 with Village Pass)

Session Rate $232

($184 for JCC Members; $200 with Village Pass)

Lunchtime Laboratory

for Three's & Four's

Tuesdays, 8 weeks
12:00-2:00pm

All Around the Village

No class: 4/2, 5/21

Children will get to sample all of the engaging areas of the Village. Each week, they will participate in different activities in different areas. The six areas include: Science, Drama, Library, Kitchen, Art and Garden!

No class: 4/3, 5/2

for Three's & Four's

No class: 4/6

Session Rate $216
($168 for JCC Members; $184 with Village Pass)

designed to empower Four's & Pre-K children by engaging them in activities that promote cooperation, original thought, creativity and life skills

for Four’s & Pre-K 

Session Rate $216

($168 for JCC Members; $184 with Village Pass)

iKid Productions

Power Hour Classes

The children will light up the silver screen as they create a movie that they write, direct, and star in, using Final Cut, iMovie, and Garage Band. The session ends with a movie premiere!

Guitar Stars

for Four’s & Pre-K

Facilitators: Matt Duncan

Session Rate $243

($189 for JCC Members; $207 with Village Pass)

No class: 4/3, 5/1

Mondays, 8 weeks

2:15-3:15pm

Tuesdays, 9 weeks
2:15-3:15pm

Session Rate $216
($168 for JCC Members; $184 with Village Pass)

In this one-of-a-kind class, the children will be introduced to guitar, rhythm, singing, and music theory in a group setting. This simple approach will improve your child’s fine motor skills, social interactions, confidence, and stage presence. Guitars are provided for each class.

Facilitator: Ron Duncan

Drama Rama

Wednesdays, 8 weeks
2:15-3:15pm

Join Theatre South Playhouse as they help your children learn the basic principles of drama through creative play. This class will end with a "classformance" featuring your very own young actor!

Thursdays, 9 weeks
2:15-3:15pm

for Four’s & Pre-K 

No class: 4/2, 5/21

Facilitator: Bambi Ellen Fadoul of Theatre South

No class: 4/4, 5/2

No class: 4/5

Snack Date

Enjoy complimentary challah bread with your child in the Creative Cafe and then stay and play! Please register in advance.


Fridays are a special time at Shayna’s Village, as we offer a number of free parent-child experiences to JCC member families and families with Village Passes.

No class: 4/6

Kabbalat Shabbat for Families

Stay with your child and enjoy our musical celebration together in the JCC auditorium.  


Music Concert

Enjoy a 30-minute interactive concert with lots of music, movement, and instruments! Please register in advance to register@orlandojcc.org.


9:30-10:00am

Free Fridays in the Village

10:30-11:00am

11:15-11:45am

Stories & Snuggles

Come snuggle and read stories together in this open Library time. Enjoy guest storytellers. Please register in advance.


No class: 4/6

11:00-11:15am

No class: 4/6

Have a fussy eater? Potty training woes? Dealing with tantrums? Schedule a private parenting support session and get answers to all of your questions from a parenting expert.

Group Discussions

Parenting can be tough — but you’re not alone. Shayna’s Village is here to help. 

All “You’re Not Alone” programs are free for JCC members or with your Village Pass.

You're Not Alone

Learn effective parenting techniques—from each other! New parents, experienced parents, grandparents, educators...all are welcome to share their ideas at these scheduled meetings.

Private Consultations

Shayna's Village holds a special place in our family's heart. I had visited many other preschools and parenting programs in the Orlando area, but none compared to what I saw at the J. The child development philosophies that the preschool and Shayna's Village possess are like none other. I highly recommend Shayna's Village to anyone who is searching for a place for their child to thrive and for guidance in our world's ever changing parenting challenges.

Lisa A.

What Parents Say

Julie K.

At first I just came to a mommy and me style class, and pretty much immediately signed her up for anything and everything that we could fit into both of our schedules, and it just keeps getting better and better! We have spent the most time with Karen whose gentle guidance and philosophy towards child development inspires me to be a better parent. She has become my go-to for parenting questions and advice and always makes time available. Our child loves her and continues to make so many friends.

How To Sign Up

New to Shayna's Village?  Let us walk you through the sign-up.