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!


Summer Session:  June 18-August 3, 2018

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

Wednesdays, 6 weeks


No class: class 7/4

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

Facilitator: Christy Chen

Go, Baby Go!

Together Time Classes

Mondays, Wednesdays 8 weeks


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!

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

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

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

Class runs June 28-August 8

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

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

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

Mondays, 7 weeks


Session Rate $650
(Child must be enrolled in Fall program)

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

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

Step Up To Preschool

Session Rate $144
($144 for JCC Members; $120 with Village Pass)

Is your toddler almost ready for school, but you’re not quite ready to let go just yet? This class will give you the best of both worlds! It offers children the gradual transition as they separate from you. The class is structured like a preschool class. During the first 3 classes, parent/caregiver and the child attend together. Next, parent/caregiver stays on the sidelines. For the remainder of the time, the goal is for the children to attend class on their own.

No class: class 7/4

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

for K3 and K4

Power Hour Classes

Session Rate $162

($126 for JCC Members; $138 with Village Pass)

iKid Art Studio

Facilitator: Ron Duncan

In this class we will create masterpieces on more than just construction paper. We will use canvas, wood, watercolor paper and a variety of media to create works of artistic expression worthy of hanging in your home gallery.

Friends Forever

for K3 and K4

Facilitators: Matt and KarenDuncan

No class: 7/4

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.

Mondays, 7 weeks


Thursdays, 7 weeks

Session Rate $189
($147 for JCC Members; $161 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. 

Facilitator: Karen Duncan and Amy Feinberg

Bon Appetit!

Wednesdays, 6 weeks

The children will learn about the basics of cooking and nutrition while cooking a new recipe each week. At the end of the session, the children will get to take home their very own recipe book.

Session Rate $189

($147 for JCC Members; $161 with Village Pass)

for K3 and K4

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

Guitar Stars

K4 and Kindergarten

Tuesdays, 7 weeks

Session Rate $189

($147 for JCC Members; $161 with Village Pass)


No class: 4/6

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.


Kabbalat Shabbat for Families

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

Free Fridays in the Village


Snack Date

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


Music Concert

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

Stories & Snuggles

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

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.