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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 forwarding 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 20-May 25, 2017

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

NEW

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

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

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

and Two's

Go Baby Go!

No class: 4/10, 4/17

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

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

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

Session Rate $188
($140 for JCC Members; $156 with Village Pass)

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

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

Wednesdays, 3/22-5/24
9:30-10:15am

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

No class: 4/12, 4/26

Sundays, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/21

10:00-10:45am

Session Rate $188
($140 for JCC Members; $156 with Village Pass)

1st Impressionists

Thursdays, 3/23-5/25
9:30-10:15am

Tot Rock

Session Rate $106
($82 for JCC Members; $90 with Village Pass)

Get ready to rock in this music class designed for you and your toddler! You’ll enjoy all the things you did in Baby Rock, but now the children are ready for new songs and to move on their own.

Together Time Classes

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

Facilitator: June Matthews

Baby Rock

Tuesdays, 3/21-5/23
9:30-10:15am

for Seedlings (non-mobile 6-week to 6-month-olds) &

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

No class: 4/11, 4/18

Mondays, 3/20-5/22
9:30-10:15am

Session Rate $188
($140 for JCC Members; $156 with Village Pass)

Session Rate $188
($140 for JCC Members; $156 with Village Pass)

Session Rate $106
($82 for JCC Members; $90 with Village Pass)

NEW

Brain Boosters

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.

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

Blossoms (walking 18 to 24-month-olds) 

In this class you and 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

Facilitator: 

Christy Chen

No class: 4/13, 4/20

Thursdays, 3/23-5/25
10:30-11:15am

Sundays, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/21

11:15am-12:00pm

No class: 4/13, 4/20

Session Rate $188
($140 for JCC Members; $156 with Village Pass)

No class: 4/14

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

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

The children will reap the therapeutic benefits of outdoor play as they participate in activities that include all areas of our outdoor classroom: music stage, dirt digging, planting, block building, and art.

Story Stretchers

No class: 4/12, 4/26

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

for Three's & Four's

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

Mind + Manners Classes

for Three's & Four's

Mondays, 3/20-5/22
12:00-2:00pm

Tuesdays, 3/22-5/23
12:00-2:00pm

No class: 4/10, 4/17

Session Rate $228 

($180 for JCC Members; $196 with Village Pass)

Session Rate $228 
($180 for JCC Members; $196 with Village Pass)

All Around the Village

for Three's & Four's

Fridays, 3/24-5/19
12:00-2:00pm

In the Garden

Session Rate $228 

($180 for JCC Members; $196 with Village Pass)

No class: 4/12, 4/26

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

Guitar Stars

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!

Friends Forever

for Four's & Pre-K

Facilitators: Matt Duncan & Karen Duncan

for Four's & Pre-K

Mondays, 3/20-5/22
2:15-3:15pm

No class: 4/13, 4/27

No class: 4/10, 4/17

Session Rate $196

($148 for JCC Members; $164 with Village Pass)

Session Rate $212
($164 for JCC Members; $180 with Village Pass)

Through songs, stories, competitive games and role playing, the children will learn how to be the kind of person everyone wants as a friend!

Facilitators: Karen Duncan & Amy Feinberg

Earthly Science

Wednesdays, 3/22-5/24
2:15-3:15pm

Children will explore the world of science. They will participate in hands-on activities that teach scientific concepts.  They will perform experiments and discover their world inside & out!

Session Rate $196
($148 for JCC Members; $164 with Village Pass)

for Four's & Pre-K

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

Children are introduced to guitar, rhythm, singing, and music theory.  Improve your child's fine motor skills, social interactions, confidence, and stage presence.  Guitars are provided for each class.

Facilitator: Ron Duncan

Tuesdays, 3/21-5/23
12:00-2:00pm

Thursdays, 3/23-5/25
2:15-3:15pm

No class: 4/11,  4/18

Session Rate $212

($164 for JCC Members; $180 with Village Pass)

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. (Not on April 14)

11:15-11:45am

Kabbalat Shabbat for Families

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

Stories & Snuggles

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

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.

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.

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.