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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

Spring Session 1:  January 7-March 15, 2019

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

Together Time Classes

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

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)

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

Mondays, 9 weeks

9:30-10:15am

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

Ooh Goo and You

Ages 18 months-2 years. In this innovative toddler science class, your child will have a blast learning very basic science concepts while setting up age-appropriate experiments and discovering how the world works through fun, multi-sensory activities.

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


Thursdays  8 weeks

9:30-10:15am

Session Rate $192
($144 for JCC members, $160 with Village Pass)

Go, Baby Go, PLUS

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)

Wednesdays, 8 weeks

9:30-10:15am

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

Brain Boosters

Enjoy time with your children as they gain independence and confidence in this class and begin to follow a school routine that is chock full of learning activities and gross motor practice. Includes snack.

for ages 12-24 months


Thursdays  8 weeks

10:30-11:15am

Session Rate $192
($144 for JCC members, $160 with Village Pass)

No class: 2/14, 2/21

No class: 2/14, 2/21

No class: 1/16, 3/13

No class: 1/21

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

Artistic Creations

Future artist 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.

age 3 by 3/1/19

Mondays 9 weeks
12:00-2:00pm

Session Rate $279
($225 for JCC Members; $243 with Village Pass)

Going Green

The children will learn all about the benefits of three Rs of the environment: recycle, reuse, and reduce. The children will spend time in our outdoor classroom and participate in all kinds of activities that support a healthier environment.

Tuesdays, 10 weeks
12:00-2:00pm

Music Time

Future musicians will get to unleash their musical abilities as they participate in creative musical activities and performances. They will play with maracas, scarves, and the parachute. They will learn how to use a microphone and how to be a polite audience member. 

Wednesdays, 10 weeks
12:00-2:00pm

Mind & Manners  Classes

age 3 by 3/1/19

age 3 by 3/1/19

Story Stretchers

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

age 3 by 3/1/19

Thursdays,  10 weeks
12:00-2:00pm

Session Rate $310

($250 for JCC Members; $270 with Village Pass)

All Around the Village

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! 

Fridays, 10 weeks
12:00-2:00pm

age 3 by 3/1/19

Session Rate $310
($250 for JCC Members; $270 with Village Pass)

Session Rate $310
($250 for JCC Members; $270 with Village Pass)

No class: 1/21

Session Rate $310

($250 for JCC Members; $270 with Village Pass)

Power Hour Classes

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

iKid Productions

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!

for ages 4-5

Mondays, 9 weeks

2:15-3:15pm

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

Drama Rama!

Theatre South Playhouse will help your little actors learn the basic principles of drama through creative play. This class will end with a “classformance” featuring your very own young actor! 

for ages 4-5

Tuesdays, 10 weeks
2:15-3:15pm

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.

for ages 4-5

Thursdays,10 weeks
2:15-3:15pm

Guitar Stars

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 ages 4-5

Mondays, 9 weeks
2:15-3:15pm

Session Rate $270
($210 for JCC Members; $230 with Village Pass)

Wednesdays, 10 weeks
2:15-3:15pm

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

Session Rate $270
($210 for JCC Members; $230 with Village Pass)

Session Rate $270
($210 for JCC Members; $230 with Village Pass)

No class: 1/21

No class: 1/21

Little Musicians Year Round Classes

Music Go Round

This class is a music enrichment for little ones who love music and love to sing. The children will explore a variety of instruments. They will have vocal lessons as well as learn about musical symbols, rhythms, tempo, dynamics, and steady beat. All of this will improve their listening skills. This is a 30 minute class between 9:30-11:00am.

for  2 year olds

Tuesdays, 8/28-5/21
12:00-2:00pm

$21/class

($15 JCC members, $17 Village Pass)

Pitch Perfect Jr.

This is a beginning music class for children who like to sing. It will include vocal exercises, matching pitches, singing loud and soft, and even practicing duets and trios. As well as singing, they will learn some simple choreography. There will be a performance at the end of the session. This is a 30 minute class between 12:30-2:00pm.

Fridays, 8/28-5/21
12:30-2:00pm

Keyboards4Kids

This is a beginning keyboard class. Children will learn finger numbers, the musical alphabet, music signs/symbols, and rhythm-reading, all of which will improve beginning reading skills. This class will also improve listening skills through vocal training. Keyboards will be provided during class. This is a 30 minute class between 12:30-2:00pm.

Fridays, 8/28-5/21
12:00-2:00pm

 for K3

$21/class

($15 JCC members, $17 Village Pass)

 for K4

$24/class

($18 JCC members, $20 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.  


9:30-10:00am

10:30-11:00am

Stories & Snuggles

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


11:00-11:15am

Snack Date

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


11:15-11:45am

Music Concert

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


You're Not Alone

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.

Learn effective parenting techniques—from each other! New parents, experienced parents, grandparents, educators...all are welcome to share their ideas at these scheduled meetings.

Group Discussions

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.

Private Consultations

What Parents Say

Lisa A.

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.

Julie K.

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.

How To Sign Up

New to Shayna's Village?  Let us walk you through the sign-up.