Parent Child University« 

Teacher Training - Child Enrichment - Parent Education

Spring Has Sprung!

Classes Start:

4/25, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 5/21   

 2-Hour Workshops:

5/5, 5/12, 6/4, 6/11  


UNlimited Make-ups (within the term)  

             Phone: (888) 703-4PCU & Mobile Office: (571) 643-1002

We are a small mom-owned business dedicated to helping children and families. Please share this newsletter and/or our flyers with a friend.

Thank you!!

Parent Child U Presents Kindermusik (0-7 years) Offering: Parenting Classes for Parents, Enrichment Classes for Childen, and fUn for all!

Classes for Parents & Teachers

Classes for Children

& f▄n for all!
Serving the Greater DC area since 2005.  

Signing Smart


Signing Smart: Beginner

* Mondays: 4/25-6/6, skip 5/30  

11:00-11:50 at Fairlington

* Thursdays: 4/28-6/2
4:30 - 5:20 p.m. at
Fairlington Center


Signing Smart: Intermediate

* Mondays: 4/25-6/6, skip 5/30  

9:45-10:35 at Fairlington


Signing Smart: Zoo 

* Saturdays: 6/11-6/25
11:45 - 12:35 p.m.

Fairlington Center

Register Today!    

Signing Smart Flyer to Share with Friends & Child Care Providers or Post for us. Thanks!  

Preventing Power Struggles Discipline Through

Conscios Discipline logo with Miss Tracey at Parent Child U

Thursday, May 5th

6:00-8:00 p.m. 

Saturday, June 4th  

 2:30-4:30 p.m.   


Walter Reed Center


Cost: $32, but truly priceless :) AND a large % goes back to Arlington Rec!



with Code: 34022A/B!   


Have your questions answered!

Call (571) 643-1002 with questions.       

Just Ask About Our
 Make-up Class Policy  &
Make-up Scheduler!
Kindermusik absent child under the weather note at Parent Child U  

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

with "Miss Tracey" Kretzer!  

Kindermusik at Parent Child U for 0-7 year-olds

Come read, rhyme, sing and sign the Kindermusik« , ABC Music & Me« and Sign & Sing (created by Signing Smart«) way with Becky Bailey's I Love You Rituals

too! Come find out why Kindermusik« is the world's leading seller of curricula for 0-7 year-olds worldwide. Come experience the joy of parent education through child enrichment!





0-18 mos


Our Time:  

16/18 mos. - under 4 yrs.


Imagine That:  

3 - 5 yrs. (This Summer!)


Family Time:

0-5 yrs.



Family Time 5:30, 4/25-7/11 (skip 5/20 & 7/4)


*Wednesdays at Walter Reed Center, Arlington


Village 10:30, 4/27-6/1  


* Thursdays at Fairlington Center, Arlington


Family Time 5:30, 4/28-6/30 skip 5/20 & 9/4


* Fridays at Fairlington Center, Arlington


Our Time 9:30, 4/29 - 5/27 

Village 10:30, 4/29 - 6/3


*Saturdays at Fairlington Center, Arlington


Village 9:30, 5/21-6/25 

Our Time 10:30, 5/21 - 6/18



or call (703) 228-4747!    


Kindermusik: Family Time
is Back at



Make sure you choose the best combination music class  for children 0-5 yrs! 

Family TIme family logo ad Parent Child U va

10 evenings 5:30-6:20 p.m. 

at Fairlington Center

Mondays 4/25


Thursdays 4/28


Register TODAY! 

Signing Smart
Infant & Toddler Teacher Workshop

Presented by  Tracey Kretzer, M.S.

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 

Greetings Parent Child ▄ families,

Join us this spring at Parent Child ▄'s many child enrichment, parent education and/or teacher training programs! 
PC▄ is  a mom-owned small business trying to make a difference in the community. Now with 3 kids (7, 5, and 1),  I could use a hand getting the word out about our many amazing, research-based programs by forwarding this e-mail and/or posting our flyers around town. Thank YOU in advance!    - Miss Tracey :)

Parent Child classes are the BEST VALUE PER CLASS in the area! Each class session is an unheard of 50 minutes and we encourage UNLIMITED Make-Up Classes!
Not sure what class to choose? See our photos & video clips of each class type - all hyper-linked below too!

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


Child Enrichment Classes at PC▄  

Conscious Discipline«
Conscios Discipline logo with Miss Tracey at Parent Child U
* Conscious Discipline: I Love You Rituals (0-5 yrs.)
I Love You Rituals, Vol. 1 CD by Becky Bailey, Ph.D. &  at PCU!

ON HOLD - I am treating it as "work" and not doing it at home as I should!


 * Conscious Discipline: R.O.C.K.-n-R.O.L.L.! (2-5 yrs., 6-8, 8-10)  

Mind's program in Florida - similar to ROCK-n-ROLL with Tracey KretzerNEW! Social emotional learning through music, art, and literature! Give this FLYER to your preschool or elementary school today!   

ON HOLD - I am treating it as "work" and not doing it at home as I should!

Kindermusik (0-7 yrs.)«  
Kindermusik at Parent Child U for 0-7 year-olds 
(Birth - 16/18 mos.)
 Kindermusik: Village (0-1.5 yrs.) at Parent Child U

 Sign & Sing
(6 mos. -  3 yrs.)

 Our Time
(16/18 mos. -
Under 4)
Kindermusik: Our Time at Parent Child U

 Imagine That
(3-5 yrs.)
Kindermusik: Imagine That at Parent Child U with Miss Tracey :)

 Young Child(4-7 years)
Kindermusik: For The Young Child (5-7 yrs.) at Parent Child U

 Family Time
(Birth - 5 years; older children & infants FR*EE!  with a registered sibling)
Kindermusik Family Time at PCU with the band!
Signing Smart™ (0-2 yrs.)
Signing Smart at Parent Child University, LLC

(BIRTH but recommended 5 mos. - 2 yrs.)

(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! In-school music! 
 ABC Music & Me (created by Kindermusik) for preschools & schools!  
 (2-4 yrs.) in English or Spanish
 (4-6 yrs.) in English or Spanish

Parenting & Teacher/Administrator Training

Conscious Discipline« 

Conscious Discipline by Becky Bailey, Ph.D. at PCU's Tracey Kretzer, CCDI
   Introduction to Conscious Discipline

   Ten Principles of Positive/Conscious Discipline (link to class)
   Becoming Brain Smart

   Preventing Power Struggles™
   Setting Limits without Guilt™
   Family/Teacher Conscious Discipline Game Night! 
   Family/Teacher Conscious Discipline Make-n-Take! NEW!

Signing Smart™
   Signing Smart™ Parent Workshop
   Signing Smart™ Infant/Toddler Teacher Workshop

Dunstan Baby Language

The Happiest Baby/Toddler on the Block

Playground Diplomacy™

Dr. Sears'L.E.A.N.(Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition) 
Dr. Sears' LEAN Programs: LIfestyle, Exercise, Attitude & Nutrition at PCU& Dr. Sears' LEAN Programs: LIfestyle, Exercise, Attitude & Nutrition at PCU
♥ & MORE!

Need help? Give us a call to find the best class for you/your child at (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PC▄ 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  

Time Out vs.  

a Safe Place

Many children (and adults too) know what TO DO, but struggle with how to do it during upset moments. Time Out, depending on how it is used, may be losing the opportunity to teach skills IN the very moment most conducive to learning. If you use Time Out, I challenge you to also introduce a Safe Place
, where children can go to calm. Fill your area with comfy pillows or a bean bag chair (that hugs you), family pictures, teddy bears, squishy balls, etc.  

Children go themselves, or are invited (not sent) by a teacher or their peers. Very often families and teachers see a decrease in their use of Time Out and some even stop using it all together!  


A baby's Safe Place is in your arms. Toddlers and preschoolers also need your lap too, but benefit from a Safe Place or portable Safe Place items box. Young children are concrete learners. Once your child reaches 10-12, their Safe Place (as is yours) is internalized. Think of how calming it is to visualize beaches, mountains, waterfalls, etc.


Safe Place poster & items by B. Bailey and PCU and Conscious Discipline

Sung to the tune of "Rock-a-bye Baby" but with no fear of falls, only calming:


Snuggle up children,

In your Safe Place,

You can go there,

To have your own space,

When you feel scared,

And want to feel loved,

Just cuddle yourself,

And your bear with a hUg!


Words & concepts  

From Becky Bailey's award-winning book,

I Love You Rituals  


Dr. Becky Bailey's
Newest Release!
Creating the School Family: Bully-proofing School's Emotional Intelligence

Purchase it for your child's

superintendent, School Board, director, and teacher today at!  


Shubert's Classroom!
Shubert's Classroom by Dr. Becky Bailey: Tattling Problem... SOLVED!



  L.E.A.N. Essentials
   Attitude &

Dr. Sears' LEAN Programs: LIfestyle, Exercise, Attitude & Nutrition at PCU
Click & Learn More!   
Spring Workshops:

Thurs. 5/12 6:00-8:00 p.m. at

Walter Reed Center


Sat. 6/11 2:30-4:30 p.m. at
Fairlington Center 


Cost: $25 + $15 workbook fee

Registration Required

Call: (703) 228-4747

 340809A Thurs.

340809B Sat.

1 Fr*ee 
Book your child's Parent Child ▄ 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 6 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 ▄ Birthday Party experience!
Offer Expires: July 1, 2011 for booking
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