Shayna’s Village

Our school is home to a local gem called Shayna’s Village, which has provided parent & me and young child enrichment classes since 1994.   These classes, taught in a kid-size village, are for both parent and child, while others are just for children.

Shayna's Village

At Shayna’s Village, your child will have the chance to practice using manners and social skills.  We believe in empowering children and helping them gain confidence to handle new situations. Shayna’s Village is open to the community, regardless of whether you are enrolled in the school or have a JCC membership.

Types of Classes

Together Time

Classes like First Impressionists, Baby Rock, and Nursery Rhyme Time are designed to give parents and caregivers a chance to spend meaningful time with their child while bonding and learning together.

Mind & Manners

These classes are designed to give children a chance to practice using manners and social skills while eating lunch in the “café” followed by activities that enhance their minds. Examples of these classes include Artistic Creations, What’s Cooking? and Music Mania.

Power Hour

Classes such as Alphabet Adventure, Lights, Camera, Action!, Bon Appetit! and In the Garden empower children by engaging them in activities that promote cooperation, original thought, creativity and life skills.

Free Family Fridays

Fridays are a special time at Shayna’s Village, as we offer a number of free parent-child experiences to JCC and Shayna’s Village members.  The morning includes Stories & Snuggles with guest storytellers, Lunch Dates with your little ones, and then a Music Concert to cap off the morning.  Come to one of these classes, or spend the whole morning with us – it’s up to you!

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Additional Services

We know that becoming a parent is a big deal — and we want you to know that we’re here to support you in your most exciting journey as a family. That's why we provide the following services for parents like you:

Interactive Parenting Discussions

Dubbed, “You’re Not Alone,” these discussions center around a particular topic, like “Picky Eaters” or “Blended Families: The December Dilemma,” to make your family life even stronger.  Learn effective parenting techniques—from each other!  New parents, experienced parents, grandparents, educators…all are welcome to share their ideas at these scheduled meetings.  View upcoming Shayna’s Village events.

Parenting Workshops

We host parenting workshop series featuring a local parenting expert, which are open and welcoming to the community.  View upcoming Shayna’s Village events.

Private Parenting Coaching

Have a fussy eater?  Potty training woes?  Dealing with tantrums?  Schedule a private parenting support session.  To schedule your session, contact Karen Duncan, Shayna’s Village Director, at


You can choose to purchase a Shayna's Village Family Membership for $125 per year, which includes:

  • Discounts on Shayna's Village classes
  • Eligibility to participate in Kid's Day Out drop-in childcare
  • Free Family Fridays visits
  • Use of Parent Lending Library
  • Use of all preschool playgrounds
  • An excellent introduction to the JCC's family programs

All of these benefits also come with a JCC Family Membership, which offers additional amenities.

For more information about Shayna's Village, contact Karen Duncan at 407-621-4071.