Classes for Parents; Classes for Children
& fUn for all!
Serving the Greater DC area since 2005.
Miss Tracey "CCDI"
Introducing...Dr. Becky Bailey's newest Certified Conscious Discipline
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
Conscious Discipline «Teacher Training and/or
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
Dr. Becky Bailey's Brilliance &
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
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
Thursday, 6/10 10:30
Falls Church Recreation Center
RSVP Required by 6/8
|NEW at PCU!
Signing Smart Infant & Toddler Teacher Workshop
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!
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!
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 saying
Come learn them!
This Summer - Call Us!
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!
...or see you for our FULL schedule this fall!
|PCU Greetings from |
Miss Tracey & Baby Joseph
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!!
Joseph'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 :)
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:
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)
Beginner (BIRTH but recommended 5 mos. - 2 yrs.)
Intermediate (9 mos/walking recommended - 2 yrs.)
recommended 5 mos. - 2 yrs.)
recommended 5 mos. - 2 yrs.)
ABC Music & Me! NOW HIRING!
(2-4 yrs.) in English or Spanish
(4-6 yrs.) in English or Spanish
Parenting & Teacher/Administrator Trainings
Conscious Discipline NEW!
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
Dr. Sears' L.E.A.N. (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude & Nutrition)
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 EducatorCindy Rigoli, ABC Music & Me Educator
FR*EE Kindermusik Demos
at our NEW Lubber Run site!
|Dr. William Sears|
L.E.A.N. Expectations Program for
Expectant & 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
CONSECUTIVELY at PCU!
We love you Kiya!
We Wish You Well!
Laura Daub, Tracey, Ryann Laden
at Guppy Gala 2008