Written by Chase Dost
This class will help children prepare for K4 and Kindergarten. Through songs, stories, competitive games, and role-playing, the children will practice how to speak up for themselves and be the kind of person everyone wants as a friend.
Messy play and experimenting help children understand scientific concepts better. In this class, the children will explore scientific ideas through hands-on activities, using all of their senses.
Is your little one 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! The class is structured like a preschool class. During the first two weeks, the parent/caregiver and child attend together. Next, parents stay on the sidelines. For the last two weeks, the children attend by themselves.
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.
Thursdays, 6 weeks, 1:15-2:45pm
$222 ($186 for JCC Members; $198 with Village Pass)
The children will unleash their creativity as they participate in creative activities of all kinds: visual art, dramatic play, and music.
Get ready to rock in this music class designed especially for you and your little one. Each week, you will enjoy different styles of music while participating in activities that promote rhythm, instrument playing, singing, and family fun!
This trademarked class will teach you fun activities like infant massage, baby yoga, and additional techniques to do with your babies so they get all the benefits of tummy time.
The children will gain independence and confidence in this class as they begin to follow a school routine that is filled with learning activities, gross motor activities, and snack!
The children get to sample all of the engaging areas of the Village. Each week, they will participate in different activities in different areas: art, science, kitchen, stage, and garden.
In this class, the children will find their calm with yoga and explorations outdoors.
In this class, the children will learn about healthy food, kitchen supplies, and following a recipe as they create delicious foods that are also nutritious.
For the health, safety, and welfare of both staff and students, the Richard S. Adler Early Childhood Learning Center follows all State of Florida vaccination requirements for students entering our school. Documentation of compliance with these requirements shall be provided to the school for all students upon entry into the school. The school will monitor ongoing vaccination compliance for children 2 months to 2 years. This follows the standards and policies of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Council on Immunization and Prevention. There are no religious exemptions to this policy. Medical exemptions will be reviewed by the director with medical consultation as necessary.
In this class, the children will learn beginning keyboard skills. Each week they will practice as a group on their own individual keyboard. All keyboards will be provided. They will also play a variety of musical games and explore a variety of other instruments!
Dive into fairy tales from around the world. Weekly lessons will explore diverse cultures’ fairy tales and folklore to teach relevant themes in a creative, fun, and interactive environment. Participants will engage in improv, movement, puppetry, and music activities that nurture imagination and empathy through the world of storytelling. Fairy tales include: The 3 brothers and the Golden Apple (Bulgaria), Bunbuku Chagama (Japan), and The Legend of Coqui (Puerto Rico)
Each week 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.
Each week in this class, 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.
In this class, the children will decorate a treasure box and add items they create to it each week as they study a variety of topics from rock and minerals to dinosaurs.
Toddlers will begin to learn about basic kitchen principles, such as pouring, mixing, and spreading. The children will enjoy being a part of the cooking process, especially when they get to eat what they make!
Director of Racquet Sports/Head Coach
Vladimir is a former top ranked player and a junior champion of Serbia, NCAA Division 1 player for a Championship team at the University of Florida, a professional player who competed on the ATP Tour for more than 16 years and a Davis Cup player for Serbia alongside Novak Djokovic. Vladimir graduated from the University of Florida where he played at the top of the lineup. During his collegiate career he was ranked as high as number 1, made the NCAA tournament first team and SEC tournament team, was SEC player of the week, and made Dean’s list as well as academic honor roll. He held a professional ranking at the age of 16 and throughout his career, he won 5 professional titles, competed in the biggest events in the world, and reached ATP ranking 192/368 singles and doubles. Throughout his career he competed against, and holds wins over, some of the best players in the world like Mariano Puerta (ATP 5 and French Open finalist), John Isner (ATP 8), Jiri Vesely (ATP 35), Kei Nishikori (ATP 4), Ryan Harrison, Janko Tipsarevic, Benjamin Becker, Sergeiy Stakhovsky, Dusan Lajovic and many more.
Vladimir comes from the same tennis club in Serbia that produced numerous professional players and he trained under the same developmental program as some of the greatest players in the history of tennis like Novak Djokovic. Upon Vladimir’s retirement from professional tennis, he transitioned into a new role as a coach, hitting partner, and adviser to some of the best players on tour. The list of clients he worked with includes Jelena Jankovic (WTA 1), Ana Ivanovic (WTA 1 and Grand Slam winner), Sabine Lisicki (Wimbledon Finalist), Andrea Petkovic (WTA 9), Ivo Karlovic (ATP 14), and Natalia Vikhlyantseva (WTA 54). In the past several years, Vladimir coached a number of junior players who became nationally ranked, received athletic scholarships into some of the most prestigious universities in the USA, reached the Orange Bowl Finals, and won Eddie Her. His proven training process, along with his work ethic, is being implemented into his academy in Orlando.
Vladimir is USPTA Level 1 Elite Professional, USTA Safe Play Coach, USTA ROGY and High Performance Coach and ATP/WTA Touring Coach.