Bring a friend (who might register)
to your class and choose a
CD or musical gift for
yourself or your friend!
Classes for Parents; Classes for Children
& fUn for all!
Serving the Greater DC area since 2005.
Spots fill fast for this vepular event for 0-5 year-olds!
FREE PCU Book Club
and Parenting Class:
I Love You Rituals
by Becky Bailey, Ph.D.
It is not necessary to have read the book to benefit from our discussion and demonstrations :).
Certificates will be given to attendees.
More Info & Registration
"Tracey , I can't
thank you enough for coming to Lauren's party and helping her celebrate
her birthday. She is still talking about it. We watched the video last
night and Victoria was screaming,'Miss Tracey, Miss Tracey!' It wasn't
until watching the video, that I realize what you had said, Lauren
really did sit right by you and helped with everything! So cute!
Having you here was truly as the commercial says "priceless"....
Mary Beth Cremer
Kindermusik Our Time Mom (x2) of a 5 year-old, 4 year-old, and 2 year-old.
Annual Winter 10:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Holiday Caroling & Demo
Friday, December 19th (Fairlington)
Miss Tracey Kretzer
Friday, January 9th (Fairlington)
"Miss Tracey" Kretzer
Saturday, January 10th (Fairlington)
"Miss Tracey" Kretzer
Saturday, January 10th (Madison)
"Miss Laura" Daub
9:30 - 10:15
Saturday, January 31st (Falls Church)
"Miss Missy" Downing
FREE Kindermusik CD to all registered participants who have never taken a Kindermusik or ABC Music & Me class.
Just Ask About Our
Mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends...
This provides a
HUGE true cost savings when you can really attend the 8-10 classes you paid for!
Greetings Parent Child U families, |
When times are tough, you know what is really important - spending quality time
with friends and family. Of course, we know that you, like we, are closely
evaluating how you spend your time and money. We at Parent Child U believe
strongly that our programs provide benefits to your child that will last a
lifetime, and research has proven it! (Just
recall the connection to Kindermusik and literacy shared at http://www.kindermusik.com/benefits or the NIH study where babies and toddlers who signed have an average of 12
point higher IQ by age 8)!
We feel that there is incredible value
in the home materials which extend your Parent Child U experience to seven days
per week for years to come, and that the money you invest in quality class-time
with your child each week is priceless!
Our educators are dedicated to you and your child, and work hard to bring the
world of music and early childhood development into your lives each and every
week. Here are just a few things to keep in mind as you make your decisions
In times like these, it's important to relish the things
that really matter and quality time spent in relationships with you and your children
rank at the top of our list. Thank you for sharing your precious children
with us and for YOUR commitment to a gift which will last a lifetime!
back to your community this winter - Choose a community center class! Our community centers are wonderful places,
funded by our tax dollars, full of our neighbors and future friends. A large
percentage of your class fee is funneled directly back into our community
funds. The more communities have, the less they will need to raise elsewhere!
of research-based classes to choose from -Parent Child U has a wide variety of parent-child
and parenting/teacher training classes to choose from; 8 and 8 in fact! You are
sure to find the right match for you and your child! This term we offer: Kindermusik: Village (Birth - 16/18
mos.), Our Time (16/18 mos. - 3 yrs.), Imagine That (3-5 yrs.) and Family Time
(Birth - 5 years ; 5 and older and under 6 mos. are FREE!); Signing Smart: Beginner (5 mos. - 2
yrs.), and Intermediate (walking - 2 yrs.); ABC Music & Me (2-4 yrs) in English or Spanish, and Playground Diplomacy™ (2-4, or 4-6
yrs.). Parenting classes include: Positive
Discipline, Signing Smart Parent Workshop, Signing Smart Teacher Workshop, The
Happiest Baby/Toddler on the Block, Playground Diplomacy™, STEP: 6-12, STEP:
Teen, the National Effective Parenting Initiative (NEPI), and MORE!
- We offer morning, evening, and weekend classes to reach all working :) families!
Currently we offer classes Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon/evenings;
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mornings, and even Sunday afternoons!
Additional classes available upon request.
up Classes Are Encouraged! We have an incredibly
generous make-up class policy! So, if you miss a class for any reason, you
are more than welcome to come to any of
our PCU parent-child classes that term! This could be like getting 8 different classes
for one price!
- F ree
Preview Classes - We encourage you try out our classes first and/or bring your
friends and family to class with you, so they may experience the magic of child
enrichment with parent education for themselves. In turn, you choose a free Kindermusik CD or
other musical gift to keep or share!
Rewards - We like to thank families who sing our praises with gifts and
LOVE us! Many grandparents relish
the opportunity to pay for child enrichment classes as a quality, educational
experience for their grandchildren and often attend too! We are happy to
provide you with a letter, that you can customize and either e-mail or mail to
Grandma/Grandpa (or aunts and uncles, etc.) for the holiday season. If you are
interested, we can even offer you a wrapped gift certificate and "Best of
Kindermusik" CD for under their (or your) tree at reduced rates! If
you'd like to receive this letter as an attachment, simply let us
know by e-mail (hard copies will be available at classes next week as well)! Let your relatives know, too, of the tangible
gift - in the home materials - your child will use each week that will be
directly attributable to them (i.e. "Grandma gave me this book or CD....")!
The Parent Child U Team Wishes You & Yours Well,
Tracey Kretzer, M.S., PCU Founder & Lead Educator
Daub, M.Ed. Signing
Laden, M.Ed., NCC Parent
Roberts, M.A., NCC Parent EducatorMissy
Music & Me Educator
Music & Me (Spanish)
Thank you to the 250 families we have reached this year!
Continuing Education is a priority at PCU!
Kindermusik Educators "Miss Tracey" Kretzer and Grace Chang attend the Annual Kindermusik Convention & 30 Year Birthday Celebration Raileigh, NC November 5th - 9th.
"Miss Ryann" Laden, M.Ed., PCU Parent Educator takes a break from her STEP: 6-12 DHS parenting class prep.
"Miss Laura" Daub, M.Ed. with 4 of our 6 Signing Smart Intermediate "graduates" and Signing Simon!
A quote from DC Baby...
"Parent Child University was founded by local mama and longtime child advocate and parent educator Tracey Kretzer, MS, LPSC, a.k.a. "Miss Tracey..." We first got to know Tracey shortly after the publication of the first edition of this book, and she struck us as a professional truly dedicated to the wellbeing of local children and parents. We've been impressed with her dedication to early childhood and parenting enrichment in the DC area, and have been pleased to watch Parent Child University grow and thrive..."
Sarah K. Masterson,
DC Baby, 2nd Edition (2008)
Buy one to keep and one to share