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851 N. Maitland Ave. • Maitland, FL 32751

407-645-0923

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

Fall Session 1: August 28-October 27, 2017

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

Session Rate $120
($90 for JCC Members; $100 with Village Pass)

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

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

and Two's

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

No class: 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26

Tot Rock

Get ready to rock in this music class designed especially for you and your toddler! Toddlers love to move, and they will get to dance and play instruments all on their own!

for Buds (newly walking 12- to 18-month-olds), Blossoms (walking 18 to 24-month-olds) & Two’s 

Session Rate $120
($90 for JCC Members; $100 with Village Pass)

Facilitator: Karen Duncan and June Matthews

Go, Baby Go, Plus!

Sundays, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1
11:00-11:45am

Wednesdays, 8/30-10/25

9:30-10:15am

Session Rate $108

($84 for JCC Members; $92 with Village Pass)

1st Impressionists

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

Together Time Classes

Baby Rock

Thursdays, 8/31-10/26

10:30-11:15am

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!

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

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

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

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Sundays, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1
10:00-10:45am

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

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

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Mondays, 8/28-10/23

(no class 9/4)
9:30-10:15am

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

Session Rate $108
($84 for JCC Members; $92 with Village Pass)

In this class you & your child will be engaged in the process of creating beautiful works of art.  Each week your child will create 3 unique pieces as they experiment with different art media.

Facilitator: Christy Chen

Brain Boosters

Thursdays, 8/31-10/26

9:30-10:15am

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.

Tuesdays, 8/29-10/24

(no class 10/17)
9:30-10:15am

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

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

No class: 10/18, 10/25

Facilitator: Christy Chen

No class: 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26

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: Sarah Holt

No class: 9/22, 10/6, 10/13

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Story Stretchers

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!

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

for Three's & Four's

Mind + Manners Classes

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

No class: 10/25

Thursdays, 8/31-10/26
12:00-2:00pm

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

No class: 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26

Session Rate $145
($115 for JCC Members; $125 with Village Pass)

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.

Session Rate $232

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

for Three's & Four's

Wednesdays, 8/30-10/24
12:00-2:00pm

Lunchtime Laboratory

Session Rate $232

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

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

for Three's & Four's

All Around the Village

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

for Three's & Four's

Tuesdays, 8/29-10/24
12:00-2:00pm

Fridays, 9/1-10/27
12:00-2:00pm

Session Rate $261

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

Session Rate $174

($138 for JCC Members; $150 with Village Pass)

Artistic Creations

for Three’s & Four’s 

Imagine That!

Mondays, 8/28-10/23
12:00-2:00pm

The children will get to unleash their creativity as they participate in creative dramatic activities and stage performances. They will learn stage directions, how to use a microphone, how to be a polite audience member, and more!

No class: 9/4

Thursdays, 8/31-10/26
2:15-3:15pm

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

Facilitator: Amy Feinbergn

Facilitator: Ron Duncan

iKid Art Studios

No class:  9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26

The children will experiment with different creative techniques and media as they explore the world of visual art. They will photograph, draw, paint, sculpt, and even dabble in digital art! The session will end with a gallery show!

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.

for Four’s & Pre-K

Wednesdays, 8/30-10/25
2:15-3:15pm

Facilitators: Sarah Holt

No class: 10/25

In this class the children will learn about chemical reactions, liquids and solids, solar power, and nutrition as they experiment with food!

Mondays, 8/28-10/23

2:15-3:15pm

Thursdays, 8/31-10/19
2:15-3:15pm

No class: 9/4

Power Hour Classes

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

Guitar Stars

for Four’s & Pre-K 

Drama Rama

Session Rate $216

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

We’re Going on a Safari! Join Theatre South Playhouse as we help your children learn the basic principles of drama through creative play. We’ll explore the popular book, Giraffes Can’t Dance in our safari adventure! This class will end with a “classformance” featuring your very own young actor!

Session Rate $135

($105 for JCC Members; $115 with Village Pass)

for Four’s & Pre-K 

Facilitator: Bambi Ellen Fadoul of Theatre South

Edible Science

for Four’s & Pre-K 

Tuesdays, 8/29-10/24
2:15-3:15pm

Session Rate $243
($189 for JCC Members; $207 with Village Pass)

Session Rate $135

($105 for JCC Members; $115 with Village Pass)

No class: 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/26

11:00-11:15am

Free Fridays in the Village

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.

11:15-11:45am

Kabbalat Shabbat for Families

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

No class: 9/22 or 10/13

Stories & Snuggles

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

No class: 9/22, 10/6, 10/13

9:30-10:00am

Snack Date

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

No class: 9/22, 10/6, 10/13

10:30-11:00am

Music Concert

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

No class: 9/22, 10/6, 10/13

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

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.

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.