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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

Fall Session 2: October 30, 2017-January 12, 2018

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

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

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

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

Together Time Classes

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!

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

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

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

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

and Two's

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

Brain Boosters

Sundays, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
11:00-11:45am

Session Rate $108

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

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)

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.

Baby Rock

Facilitator: Christy Chen

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!

Thursdays, 11/2-1/11

9:30-10:15am

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

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

No class: class 11/23, 12/28, 1/4

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Sundays, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10
10:00-10:45am

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.

Session Rate $216
($162 for JCC Members; $180 with Village Pass)

Facilitator: Christy Chen

Mondays, 11/6-1/8

(no class 12/25, 1/1)
9:30-10:15am

Thursdays, 11/2-1/11

10:30-11:15am

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

No class: 11/23, 12/28, 1/4

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

Go, Baby Go, Plus!

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

Wednesdays, 11/1-1/10

9:30-10:15am

1st Impressionists

No class: 11/15, 12/27, 1/3

No class: 11/24, 12/29, 1/5

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

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

for Three’s & Four’s 

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: 12/25, 1/1

Story Stretchers

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

Session Rate $261

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

for Three's & Four's

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

Artistic Creations

Thursdays, 11/3-1/11
12:00-2:00pm

Mondays, 10/30-1/8
12:00-2:00pm

No class: 11/23, 12/28, 1/4

Session Rate $232
($184 for JCC Members; $200 with Village Pass)

Facilitator: Amy Feinberg

Mind + Manners Classes

for Three's & Four's

Fridays, 11/4-1/12
12:00-2:00pm

Music Time

Session Rate $232

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

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

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

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.

Wednesdays, 11/2-1/10
12:00-2:00pm

Facilitator: Sarah Holt

No class: 12/27, 1/3

Session Rate $261

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

Session Rate $261

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

Lunchtime Laboratory

for Three's & Four's

Tuesdays, 11/1-1/9
12:00-2:00pm

All Around the Village

No class: 12/26, 1/2

Thursdays, 11/2-1/11
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

Tuesdays, 10/31-1/9
2:15-3:15pm

Facilitator: Ron Duncan

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!

No class: 12/19

for Four’s & Pre-K

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.

Facilitators: Matt Duncan

Wednesdays, 11/1-1/10
2:15-3:15pm

No class: 12/27, 1/3

Mondays, 10/30-1/8

2:15-3:15pm

No class: 12/25, 1/1

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

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

Guitar Stars

for Four’s & Pre-K 

Drama Rama

Calling all pirates and pixies in our 4’s and Pre-K classes! Join Theatre South Playhouse for our beginner drama class, as we present a sea-worthy and magical tale. We’ll take a deep sea pirate and pixie adventure while learning the basic principles of drama. Join us for a final performance on the last day of class!

Session Rate $243

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

for Four’s & Pre-K 

Session Rate $216

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

Facilitator: Bambi Ellen Fadoul of Theatre South

No class: 11/23, 12/28, 1/4

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: 11/24

Stories & Snuggles

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

No class: 11/24, 12/29, 1/5

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: 11/24, 12/29, 1/5

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: 11/24, 12/29, 1/5

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.