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Teacher Training - Child Enrichment - Parent Education
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Classes for Parents; Classes for Children
& fUn for all!
Serving the Greater DC area since 2005.
Miss Tracey "CCDI"

    Conscious Discipline - Be a Star!.           
Introducing...Dr. Becky Bailey's newest Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor!

After 70-hours of direct training from the master, having read all of her books and materials, integrating CD into my life and my classes, and offering tons of pro-bono Conscious Discipline seminars, my certification essays and application were accepted!

Find out more about this AMAZING, life-changing program at

or come 6:30-8:30 on 6/9 at Fairlington Center for a FUNdraiser for their preschool!

Give us a call to schedule your

* Teacher Training (PK-8)

* Parent Education Seminar

* or I Love You Rituals Parent-Child Class


(888) 703-4PCU

Conscious Discipline «

Teacher Training and/or
Parenting Sessions
     Conscious Disciline - Becky Bailey & CCDI Miss Tracey    

Now Offering
the research-based &

 Conscious Discipline« Programs:

* Ten Principles of Positive Discipline

* Preventing Power Struggles

*  Brain Smart: What you can do to boost children's brain power & engage cooperation too!

* Setting Limits Without Guilt - Building Bonds
Based on:
Dr. Becky Bailey's  Brilliance &
Presented by:
Tracey Kretzer, M.S., Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor!

Book yours today at: Preschools,
Elementary Schools,
Child Care Centers, Mom's  Groups, Homes & Offices!

Also look for us at
Falls Church Recreation on:
6/12 & 6/13 & 8/19 & 8/21

Signing Smart

Baby Joseph's BIG SMILE at Parent Child U Signing Smart classes
Parent Child U's very own, Baby Joe
Please watch our video clips & share!
 8 week-olds: signs DADDY!
5 mos.-old signs in a sentence!

It is not about the signs...
but the STRATEGIES to use them!
Sign only seconds a day!!

* Signing Smart: Parent Workshop 6/26
* Signing Smart: Teacher Workshop
* Signing Smart: Beginner 6/29-8/10
* Signing Smart: Zoo 6/17-7/1, 6/29-7/13, 7/27-8/10
DEMO Class:
Thursday, 6/10 10:30

Falls Church Recreation Center
RSVP Required by 6/8

Signing Smart 
Infant & Toddler Teacher Workshop

Presented by
Tracey Kretzer or Laura Daub, M.A.

Encourage your child care center and/or babysitter to sign with your baby or toddler in just seconds a day and increase your child's IQ, ability to communicate, and confict resolution skills!
Toddler asks for BALL by signing instead of crying or grabbing!
Here a 14 month-old child (behind teacher) signs "BALL" and the toddler gives him the ball!! No crying, no whining, no grabbing, or interrupting the teacher!  
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
Details online &
(571) 643-1002  or (888) 703-4PCU
Dunstan Baby Language  
Your baby is BORN
5 words.
Come learn them!

Just Ask About Our
 Make-up Class Policy

Make-up Scheduler!

Search for classes by
location, teacher, or dates and have a reminder with maps sent
directly to you!

ANY Class type during the
Season you are registered!

This provides a
HUGE true cost savings when you can really attend the number of classes you've paid for!
Kindermusik Classes
This Summer - Call Us!
Kindermusik Village, Spring 2010 (Sat) at Parent Child U
Kindermusik: Village - Spring 2010 grads!

We thought we would be renovating Parent Child U "offices" this summer, but with the economy and the new baby and all, we have decided not to. However, our decision came too late to be printed in the recreation brochures. Please give us a call and we are happy to come out to you!

Kindermusik and ABC Music & Me classes  are for children ages 0-7 years divided in developmentally appropriate ways by age.

Learn More Here!
Is Kindermusik (0-7 yrs by age) for me video?

...or see you for our FULL schedule this fall!

PCU Greetings from
Miss Tracey & Baby Joseph
 Miss Tracey Kretzer of Parent Child U & new Baby Joe
Miss Tracey cuts back a bit on marketing efforts, but keeps up her full teaching schedule this past winter & spring.

THANK YOU for your continued helping us get the word out about our amazing programs!!

Joe's Safe Place at Parent Child U w/ Signing SimonJoseph's Safe Place TM - at Parent Child U with Signing Simon (almost 3 mos. old).
Greetings Parent Child ▄ families,

How time flies!! We have had a very busy 2010 here at PCU and the Kretzer household. My Joseph just turned 5 months old, Katie May is now 6.5 (my early reader & stimulus for this company) and Audrey is 4 "and a quarter." I kept up a full teaching schedule this winter and spring - in fact, we have 3 weeks left of many of our spring classes! Our summer term starts THIS week at Falls Church and in a few weeks in Arlington. As always, please keep us in mind for Birthday Party/Family Reunion Entertainment for the kids and Teacher Trainers for your child care agency, or school.

My personal PCU schedule is not as packed this summer, since we thought we were remodeling the PCU "office" and decided not to, too late to be printed in the course booklets, but we are happy to come out to your pre-organized group! I will also be busy marketing the fabulous Conscious Discipline teacher training sessions, parenting classes, and I Love You Rituals parent-child enrichment class. Please help me if you can!

Also, please help us get the word out that we have received permission to teach babies now BIRTH - age 2 for our Signing Smart classes. Although it is not expected or common for babies to sign back younger than 5 months-old... it is possible as I have learned with my Audrey 4 years-ago and now my Joseph. Check our our Parent Child U link on You Tube to see for yourself and share with friends!

Here's to seeing you in class!
Miss Tracey :)

Registration starts 8 am Monday, June 7th for Arlington Recreation and Falls Church Recreation is now open & demos start this Thurday, 6/10! Our classes are the BEST VALUE PER CLASS in the area! Each class session has been extended by 5 minutes and we encourage UNLIMITED make-up classes!
Not sure what class to choose? See our photos & video clips of each class type - NEW! all hyper-linked below too!

We have a variety of award-winning research-based classes to choose from including: 

Conscious Discipline
Loving Guidance: I Love You Rituals (A) (0-5 yrs.) Music & Movement class based on Dr.Becky Bailey's book by the same name. She has rewritten the nursery rhymes to be positive and designed finger plays to encourage bonding and boost brain development!

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)
Family Time (Birth - 5 years ; 5 and older  and under 6 mos. are FR*EE! with a registered sibling)

Signing Smart
Beginner (BIRTH but recommended 5 mos. - 2 yrs.)
Intermediate (9 mos/walking recommended - 2 yrs.)
Zoo (BIRTH but recommended 5 mos. - 2 yrs.)
Holiday (BIRTH but recommended 5 mos. - 2 yrs.)

ABC Music & Me!  NOW HIRING!
(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
  Becoming Brain Smart NEW!
  Preventing Power Struggles
  Setting Limits without Guilt
Signing Smart Parent Workshop
Signing Smart Teacher Workshop
Dunstan Baby Language
The Happiest Baby/Toddler on the Block
Playground Diplomacy™
Dr. Sears' L.E.A.N. (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude & Nutrition) 

Need help? Give us a call to find the best class for you/your child at (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU or simply e-mail us at We also offer Parent Coaching and Birthday Party Entertainment! We look forward to seeing you in class!

Wishing you well,
The Parent Child ▄ 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 Educator
KI Family Photo - join us at Parent Child U  
FR*EE  Kindermusik Demos
at our NEW Lubber Run site!
Come try our Kindermusik: Our Time (Zoo Train) class.
Fridays 10:45-11:35 6/11, 6/18. 6/25

Simply use our
Automated Demo Scheduler!

Phone: (888) 703-4PCU

Dr. William Sears
Launches his
L.E.A.N. Expectations Program for
Expectant & Nursing Moms!
Attitude &

Dr. Sears LEAN Expectations for Expectant Parents & Nursing Moms

"L.E.A.N. Expectations is a series of educational workshops that teach those preparing for pregnancy, expecting and nursing mothers how to care for themselves and their babies. The program is made up of three separate workshops, each two hours long, that can be taken in sequence or individually. Dr. Sears' years of pediatric experience make each class relevant to moms in all stages of pregnancy, whether they are carrying their first baby or their fifth."  (Quote from Dr. Sears' Lean website)

Call (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU to schedule your class at your home, office, school, or playgroup today or register this fall at Falls Church Recreation!

- Miss Tracey Kretzer, LEAN Coach

A TRUE Graduate:
2 mos. - 3.5 years of consecutive
fUn at PCU!

Kindermusik: Village 2007 - Signing Smart 2008 - Our Time 2010
We love you Kiya!

We Wish You Well!
The PCU Team
Laura Daub, Tracey, Ryann Laden
at Guppy Gala 2008


"Thank you so much... We really love your approach, your spirit and your kindness.  We've described your class as one hour of TOTAL POSITIVITY - and everyone needs that in their life!   We have taken other classes with the county and have found them overall to be very good - music, art, gymnastics - lots of fun and learning.  There is however, one class, that my husband took my daughter to last week that was a disappointment.  He came home, called me and said - we won't be going back there - it is the total opposite of Miss Tracey.  I am not sure how one can be strict (must sit) with children who aren't even 2 or how that will encourage learning or exploration... but in a way I am glad we had that experience because it made us appreciate your work even more.

I look forward to the next "semester" and will sign my daughter up for probably 2 classes - one during the week and one on Saturday. Thank you for all the good work you do and for teaching and sharing love and support with others.   What a great job you have!!"

Conscious Discipline: I Love You Rituals Parent-child class  - Happy Mom of 22 month old

Parent Child U Presents Kindermusik (0-7 years)

1 Fr*ee 
Book your child's Parent Child U Birthday Party!
THEMES: Pirates and/or Princesses, Trains, Balls, Animals, Sports, Dogs, and MORE!   
Birthday packages include 40-45 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 $175 (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 25, 2010 for booking