Parent Child University
Summer f n!
Classes Start the week of 6/11 & 6/27 - Falls Church Rec.
and 6/30 & 8/7 & 8/14 - Arlington Rec.
Also available to come out to your home, office, playgroup, or school!
             Toll Free Phone & Fax: (888) 703-4PCU NEW!
Mobile Office: (571) 643-1002
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Serving the Greater DC area since 2005.
Mother of a Fallen Soldier -
Help Ginny GO BIG!
Click above to see her video.
Ginny at Soldier son's grave

"As a mother, I am devastated by the loss of my son. As an educator, I know there are measures we can take to ensure another mother will not needlessly suffer the same loss."

Bart Fletcher - GO BIG or GO HOME! Murdered by a fellow soldier.

"Lt. Robert Bartlett Fletcher, or "Bart" as he was affectionately known, returned from service in Iraq only to be killed here on American soil. He was 24 years old, a University of Florida graduate, a proud soldier in the U.S. Army, a great friend and an inspirational leader. Last fall, on an apartment balcony near Fort Hood, a distressed soldier shot Bart in the face and then shot himself in the head.

Ginny & Bart at the Beach

Bart's story is not as unique as we would like to think. The Army reports that soldier suicides are up 22% from 2007 to 2008. On May 11, 2009, an American soldier opened fire at a U.S. military base in Baghdad, killing five and wounding three. Bart's mother, Ginny, wants to end the cycle of violence by seeing that every military family receives the specialized emotional training they need to cope with the unique stress of deployment and demands of a soldier's life. Bart's motto was
'GO BIG or go home,'
and now, so is Ginny's."
To Help:
(1) Please email Oprah and ask her to invite Ginny to share her story on her show;

(2) Contact Michelle Obama who wants to help military families;

(3) Visit my son's memorial website, to learn more and donate to fund
Conscious Discipline
 training for at-risk parents and teachers
Kindermusik Our Time at Parent Child U W09 Sat
Kindermusik Our Time (16 mos.-3 yrs.)

"Tracey Kretzer is what makes our Kindermusik class so great! Her enthusiasm, skillful presentation, and positive way of interacting with the kids are why I continue to enroll my son in new sessions, and why he loves going to class! She is knowledgeable about teaching and how to be a role model, and effectively educates us parents as well!"

Happy Mom & 2 year-old son enrolled consistently since Fall 2007
Village (3x), Our Time (3x), ABC Music & Me (2x)

Signing Smart
Parent Workshop

Presented by
Tracey Kretzer, M.S.

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

Tuesday, 6/30
6:30-9:00 p.m.

Learn how to sign with your baby or toddler in just seconds a day!
A steal at
$35 + $16 for the book!
Signing Smart ASL for babies and toddlers "BIRD"

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

Details online &
(571) 643-1002  or (888) 703-4PCU

Educational Certificates
will be given to attendees.

Kindermusik no charge demonstration classes!

FR*EE Demos
at ANY of our ongoing classes!

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

E-mail: or
(888) 703-4PCU
 or simply just come!

Come Visit us for Demos, Raffles & More at 
The National Zoo's

Friday, June 12th
6:00-8:30 p.m.

Miss Tracey & National Zoo Panda at Guppy Gala Fundraiser!

This FUNraiser rasies thousands of dollars for our zoo!
Tickets required for all 2 & up.

Greetings Parent Child families,

Get out of the heat this summer at our child enrichment or parenting classes or teacher training sessions! NEW Calendar icon here: Be sure to check out our NEW Calendar icon to make finding classes & make-ups easier! Falls Church Recreation classes start next Thursday, 6/11 & Saturday, 6/13 for Signing Smart (0-2 yrs) and 6/27 for ABC Music & Me (2- 4 yrs.). Arlington Recreation classes start various times throughout the summer and range from 3-4-5-7 week sessions to fit in with your travel plans. Of course, if you miss any class, you are encouraged to make it up at ANY of our other classes over the whole summer! Please check out our full class list at - Classes page or talk to your instructor directly at (888) 703-4PCU NEW!

We have a variety of research-based classes & 5 teachers to choose from, including:

Conscious Discipline:
I Love You Rituals (A) NEW! (0-4 yrs.)
    Music & Movement class based on Dr.
    Becky Bailey's book by the same name.
I Love You Rituals (B) (0-5 yrs.)

Village (Birth - 16/18 mos.)
Sign & Sing (6 mos. -  3 yrs.)
Our Time (16/18 mos. - 4 for summer!)
Imagine That (3-5 yrs.)
Young Child (4-7 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.)
ZOO (5 mos. - 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:
Conscious Discipline NEW!
Positive Discipline
Preventing Power Struggles NEW!
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
Dr. Sear's L.E.A.N. (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude & Nutrition) NEW!

Please call us to discuss the best class and teacher to fit you and your child's needs at (571) 643-1002 (888) 703-4PCU or e-mail We also offer parent coaching ($35 an hour) and birthday party entertainment. Please feel free to pop into our ongoing classes as your fr*ee preview class. We look forward to seeing you and yours soon!

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
Cindy Rigoli                     ABC Music & Me

Tracey Kretzer DRAINS with Safe Place TM mat at kindergarten
"Miss Tracey" gives back to the community on Read Across America Day. Here she "drains" with a Montessori classroom after reading Shubert is a Star by Becky Bailey,Ph.D.

Laura Daub, Signing Smarr Instructor for PCU & Baby Chase!
"Miss Laura" Daub and new baby Chase
Signing Smart already!

"Miss Ryann" and Ruby practice parenting skill to share with PCU families
"Miss Ryann" Laden and her daughter, Ruby,
Sign & Sing and prepare for her parenting classes.

Miss Cindy teaching ABC Music & Me demo class at PCU!
"Miss Cindy" Rigoli & "Signing Simon" teach 
ABC Music & Me classes in Arlington, Falls Church and NEW! Ashburn.

Conscious Discipline

Teacher & Administrator
Parent Sessions

Book one session for
August - December and receive one this
June or July for FR*EE!

Limited spots expected to book fast at:
  • Preschools
  • Elementary Schools
  • Child Care Centers
  • Mom's Groups
  • Homes
  • Offices
Based on: Becky Bailey, Ph.D.'s work

Presented by: Tracey Kretzer, M.S.,
in training for her Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor License hopefully his August!

Just Ask About Our
 Make-up Policy!

  Mornings,  afternoons, evenings, weekends...

ANY Class type during the
Season you are registered!

This provides a
HUGE true cost savings when you can really attend the 3-4-5-7-9 classes you've paid for!
Book your child's Parent Child U Birthday Party!
THEMES: Pirates and/or Princesses, Trains, Balls, Animals, Sports, Dogs, and MORE! 
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 and a birthday gift!) - 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: July 31, 2009 for booking
Parenting Moving Night &
Optional ABC Class Childcare
for 3-6 year-olds

Parents of preschoolers - teens are welcome!

Presented by:
Tracey Kretzer & Ryann Laden

4 Fridays Starting 8/7-8/28
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Walter Reed Recreation Center
2900 S. 16th St., Arlington, VA 22204

Call (888) 703-4PCU for details
& (703) 228-4747
to register!

Parent Child U Presents Kindermusik (0-7 years)