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 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!


Summer Session 4: June 19-August 4, 2017

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

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

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.

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

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Together Time Classes

Step Up To Preschool


Not quite ready to let go just yet? During the first three weeks, parent/caregiver and child attend together. Next, parents stay on the sidelines. For the last three weeks, the children attend by themselves.  

Sundays, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30


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

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

Wednesdays, 6/19-8/4

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

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 $132.50
($102.50 for JCC Members; $112.50 with Village Pass)

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6/19-8/11

Session Rate $650

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Session Rate $164.50
($122.50 for JCC Members; $136.50 with Village Pass)

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

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

Go, Baby, Go!

Facilitator: Karen Duncan

Buds (new walkers 12-18 months olds)

Mondays, 6/19-8/4

Sundays, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30


Session Rate $164.50
($122.50 for JCC Members; $136.50 with Village Pass)

1st Impressionists

Brain Boosters

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

and Two's

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) & 2s

Session Rate $132.50
($102.50 for JCC Members; $112.50  with Village Pass)

Facilitator: Karen Duncan


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

Thursdays, 6/22-8/3

Session Rate $185.50

($143.50 for JCC Members; $157.50 with Village Pass)

Artistic Creations

going into Four's & Pre-K

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

going into Kindergarten/First Grade 

going into Four's & Pre-K

going into Four's & Pre-K

Facilitator: Matt Duncan

No class: 7/4

Guitar Stars I

Wednesdays, 6/21-8/2

Session Rate $185.50

($143.50 for JCC Members; $157.50 with Village Pass)

Facilitator: Ron Duncan

Power Hour Classes

iKid Productions

Facilitators: Karen Duncan & Amy Feinberg

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!

Tuesdays, 6/20-8/1

going into Four's & Pre-K

Session Rate $171.50
($129.50 for JCC Members; $143.50 with Village Pass)

Facilitators: Matt Duncan & Karen Duncan

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.

Mondays, 6/19-7/31


Facilitator: Ron Duncan

No class: 4/10, 4/17

Thursdays, 6/22-8/3

Session Rate $185.50
($143.50 for JCC Members; $157.50 with Village Pass)

Guitar Stars II

This class will be similar to the original Guitar Stars, but with more challenges for older children. New instruments will be introduced.

Friends Forever

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

Session Rate $185.50

($143.50 for JCC Members; $157.50 with Village Pass)


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.


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.


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

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.