Parent Child University
Winter fUn!
Classes Start 1/21 Arlington & 1/31 Falls Church
(571) 643-1002
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Classes for Parents; Classes for Children
& fUn for all!
Serving the Greater DC area since 2005.

Parent Chat:
Discover Your Parenting Style?

Presented by: Tracey Kretzer

Tuesday, 1/13
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Arlington Co. Department of Human Services
3033 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

Registration is required.
Limited free child care available.

Open & free to Arlington County Residents.

Signing Smart
Parent Workshop
Presented by
Tracey Kretzer, M.S.

Walter Reed Recreation Center
Arlington, VA 
Thursday, 1/15
 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Learn how to sign with your baby or toddler in just seconds a day!

The National Institute of Health (NIH)
showed that babies & toddlers who were signed to as children had an average of 12 point higher IQ by age 8!

Click here:
PCU Baby Signs CRY instead of CRYING!

Register TODAY by calling
(703) 228-4747
or online at Arlington Recreation.

will be given to attendees.

Come to a Kindermusik preview class on us!

Winter Demos

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.

via e-mail/phone.
Parent Child U Signing Smart class Fall 06
"Miss Tracey's classes are fun and educational. She is a very energetic and flexible instructor - which is important in teaching little ones! She makes you and your child feel at ease even it it's the first time you've been in an organized class together. She creates an environment that is great for learning and also gives parents the time to talk and share their experiences."

Katherine Murphy
Signing Smart: Beginner Mom
Just Ask About Our
 Make-up Policy!
AND  Now

  Mornings,  afternoons, evenings, weekends...

This provides a
HUGE true cost savings when you can really attend the 8-10 classes you've paid for!

Greetings Parent Child U families,

Happy New Year!
Start 2009 off on the right track. Come get out of the cold this winter at a warm and welcoming Parent Child U class! We offer parenting classes, after-school programs, birthday party entertainment, and child enrichment classes (Kindermusik, Signing Smart, ABC Music & Me, and Playground Diplomacy). We are also hiring!

We have 6 instructors, 7 locations, and offer 8 different programs. This term we offer classes: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and even Sundays!  This is important because if you miss a class, you can make it up at any of our other classes! Here are just a few reasons why parents and grandparents love our classes:

We have a variety of research-based classes & teachers to choose from -Parent Child U has a wide variety of parent-child and parenting/teacher training classes to choose from. 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!

When times are tough, it is even more important to take time for the things that really matter if life.  Kindermusik, Signing Smart and parent education have strong, documented research behind them showing that they DO make a difference in your child's learning potential for years to come. Come experience for your family exactly why!

Please do not hesitate to call (571) 643-1002 or e-mail to discuss the best class for your child or to arrange your own. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Wishing you well,
The Parent Child U Team:

Tracey Kretzer, M.S.,              PCU Founder & Lead Educator
Laura Daub, M.Ed.                   Signing Smart Educator
Ryann Laden, M.Ed., NCC         Parent Educator
Lee Roberts, M.A., NCC            Parent Educator
Missy Downing                        ABC Music & Me Educator
Beth Monard                           ABC Music & Me (Spanish)

Miss Tracey at Kindermusik Convention - 30 year birthday party Continuing Education is a priority at PCU!
"Miss Tracey" Kretzer at the Annual Kindermusik Convention & 30 Year Birthday Celebration!

Ryann Laden Signing Smart class with Laura Daub at Parent Chid U
"Miss Ryann" Laden, M.Ed., PCU Parent Educator & daughter in a Signing Smart Intermediate class & a break from her STEP parenting class prep.

Laura Daub Parent Child U Signing Smart Instructor signs BUTTERFLY at PCU
"Miss Laura" Daub, M.Ed.
Signing Smart Beginner class.

"10 Steps of Positive Discipline"
Based on Dr. Becky Bailey's revolutionary techniques

Presented by: Tracey Kretzer,
Giving back to the community after attending Dr. Bailey's Conscious Discipline Summer Institute.

Drew Model School
Tuesday, 1/6
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Certificates will be given to participants.

Kindermusik holiday 20%-80% off by mentioning Tracey Kretzer at Parent Child U!
Spots fill fast for this vepular event  for 0-5 year-olds!
Parent Child U Presents Kindermusik (0-7 years)

Book your child's Parent Child U Birthday Party!
Birthday packages include 45 minutes of music, movement, ASL, instrument-play, parachute-play, story time, as well as 8 birthday bags (including a CD, book, instrument or prop, and preview class coupon). We even throw in a gift for the birthday boy/girl! Packages start at $150 (which includes 8 party bags!) - an incredible deal in the DC area! Plus, a HUGE time saver; party planning, travel, entertainment, and bag prep run 3-4 hours for PCU. Dates fill up fast. Reserve your date today to ensure your child's Parent Child U Birthday Party experience!
Offer Expires: January 31, 2009 for booking