Parent Child University.
Spring f n!
Classes Start 4/16 & on- Arlington & 5/3 & on- Falls Church
(571) 643-1002
Forward this issue to a Friend 
Bring a friend (who might register)
to your class and receive 
an eggshaker, CD or other musical gift for
yourself or your friend! Offering: Parenting Classes for Parents, Enrichment Classes for Childen, and fUn for all!
Classes for Parents; Classes for Children
& fUn for all!
Serving the Greater DC area since 2005.

Parent Chat:
Peer Pressure:
Good or Bad?
Presented by: Ryann Laden, M.Ed, NCC

Tuesday, 3/10
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Arlington Co. Department of Human Services
3033 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA

Registration is required.
Limited free child care is available.

Sponsored by DHS and presented by PCU: Open & free to Arlington County Residents.

Signing Smart
Parent Workshop

Presented by
Tracey Kretzer, M.S. (most dates)
Laura Daub, M.A. (on 5/3)

Walter Reed Rec. Center
2900 S. 16th St.
Arlington, VA 22204

Thursday, 4/16

 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Saturday. 4/18
2:30-5:00 p.m.

Falls Church Rec. Center
223 Little Falls St.,
 Falls Church, VA 22046

Sunday, 5/3
2:30-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 5/10
2:30-5:00 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 Arlington Rec.
(703) 248-5077 Falls Church Rec.

Details online & at (571) 643-1002 

will be given to attendees.

Try a Kindermusik class at no cst to you!

Spring Demos

Saturday, 4/18
9:30-10:15 a.m.
10:30-11:15 a.m.
11:30-12:15 a.m.

Instructors: Miss Tracey & Miss Cindy

Fairlington Community Center
3308 S. Stafford St.
Arlington, VA 22206

FRE*E Kindermusik CD to all registered participants who have never taken a Kindermusik or ABC Music & Me class.

via e-mail/phone
(703) 228-4747

Just Ask About Our
 Make-up Policy!
 Tuesday a.m. & p.m.
 Wednesday a.m. & p.m.
 Thursday p.m.
 Friday a.m. & p.m.
 Saturday a.m.
AND  Now
Sunday pm!!

  Mornings,  afternoons, evenings, weekends...

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

Kindermusik Family Time class 0-7 years & Flat Stanley
Flat Stanley visits a Kindermusik Family Time (0- 7 yrs) class at PCU!

"Miss Tracey,
Josephine and I are loving our first Kindermusik class!  Every week she seems to engage a little more and when we sing songs at home and listen to the cd her face perks up and she is excited about our activities.  :)
Thanks so much for the added info (weekly e-mail & monthly research-based newsletter) and we will see you on Friday!"

Jenny Thomas
Kindermusik Village (0-18 mos.) Mom

National MS Society
April 25th & 26th, 2009

One of my first of three Kindermusik Moms
is walking,
this incredible

MS Walk 2009
Learn More - Do*nate!

Laura Daub, Signing Smarr Instructor for PCU & Baby Chase!
WELCOME to our newest member of the PCU Team...
Baby Chase!

Miss Laura" Daub, Signing Smart Instructor had Chase a few weeks early & is doing well!
Send her well wishes to

Greetings Parent Child families,

Parent Child University offers a a wide variety of research-based programs that are both fn and educational for both you and your child. We call this 2 for 1 (or more if 2 loving caregivers can come)!

We know times are tough for a lot of families, so even when other companies are cutting back, we remain committed to offering fr*ee preview classes open to all and even give you a CD for coming!  We also give you a CD or egg shaker for any friend you bring to your class who might register! In addition, we reward our friends (all participants) who refer friends to class through our Referral Rewards Program! You may also make up your classes at ANY of our other classes during that term. This is a HUGE cost savings so you attend the number of classes that you actually pay for!

Even in tough times, we are dedicated to continuing education and training at PCU. In February, I traveled to Florida to attend Dr. Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline II training. It was a life-changing experience. Perhaps the best way to describe it is: last summer I learned Conscious Discipline at the CD I's week-long training; at CD II, I lived it with 50 people committed to doing the same. To find out more visit You Tube and type in Conscious Discipline. You will be glad you did (and your kids and significant others will be too)!

More than ever, Parent Child remains committed to offering parenting classes, after-school programs, birthday party entertainment, and child enrichment classes (Kindermusik, Signing Smart, ABC Music & Me, and Playground Diplomacy). Our
programs have been proven to make a positive difference in the lives of children and families and we have the research to prove it!

Child enrichment combined with parent education
is our goal here at PCU. We have 6 instructors, 7 locations, and offer 8 different programs. This term we offer classes: EVERY day of the week (except Mondays - unless you want to schedule your own class at your home, brown-bag lunch site, playgroup, or school!

We have a variety of research-based classes & teachers to choose from, including:


Village (Birth - 16/18 mos.)
Sign & Sing (6 mos. -  3 yrs.)
Our Time (16/18 mos. - 3 yrs.)
Imagine That (3-5 yrs.)
Young Child (4.5-7 years) NEW!
Family Time (Birth - 5 years ; 5 and older and under 6 mos. are FREE! with registered sibling)

Signing Smart:
Beginner (5 mos. - 2 yrs.)
Intermediate (walking - 2 yrs.)

(2-4 yrs.) in English or Spanish
(4-6 yrs.) in English or Spanish

Playground Diplomacy™
(2-4 yrs.)
(4-6 yrs.)

Parenting & Teacher/Administrator Trainings:
Positive Discipline
Signing Smart Parent Workshop
Signing Smart Teacher Workshop,
The Happiest Baby/Toddler on the Block

Playground Diplomacy™,
STEP: 6-12

STEP: Teen
National Effective Parenting Initiative (NEPI)

Please call us to discuss the best class and teacher to fit you and your child's needs at (571) 643-1002 or e-mail We also offer parent coaching and birthday party entertainment. We look forward to seeing you and yours in class!

Wishing you well,
The Parent Child U Team:

Tracey Kretzer, M.S.,    Founder & 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
Cindy Rigoli                       ABC Music & Me

Becky Bailey & Tracey Kretzer at Conscious Discipline II ropes course.
Becky Bailey, Ph.D. & Tracey Kretzer at
the Conscious Discipline II ropes course.

Tracey Kretzer jumps at Conscious Discipline II ropes course
"Miss Tracey" jumps from 35 feet at
Conscious Discipline II
ropes course in Florida.

Parent Child U Miss Cindy ABC Music & Me teacher
"Miss Cindy" Rigoli joins the PCU Team
& will be teaching ABC Music & Me classes at rec centers & preschools in Falls Church, Arlington, and now NEW Ashburn!
Parenting Moving Night!
& expanded ABC Music & Me
 class as child care for those 3-6
Parents of all ages welcome!

Presented by: Tracey Kretzer & Ryann Laden

5 Fridays Starting 5/8
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Walter Reed Recreation Center
2900 S. 16th St., Arlington, VA 22204

Want your child to learn to listen better, have better self-control, and follow directions? Want to enhance your relationship with your child and be the parent you know you can be? Come experience parent education and child enrichment in a whole new way! Each week, join other parents for a parenting video and discussion led by a child development expert. Meanwhile, your child will be having a blast and improving their own social, emotional, cognitive, and language skills at an expanded ABC Music & Me class. Child class includes: snack, craft, and a G-rated conflict resolution video.

Call (703) 228-4747
starting 3/19 to register!

"10 Principles 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 II training.

The Partnership of Kindermusik Educators
12:00-3:00 p.m.

Call to schedule your own class
at your home, office, or playgroup today!

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: March 31, 2009 for booking
Save BIG!
The Circus is coming to town and Parent Child U has discounted tickets for you!

March 20, 21, 22 - Verizon Center
April 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 - Patriot Center

Discount Circus Tickets HERE!