Classes for Parents & Teachers
Classes for Children
& f▄n for all!
Serving the Greater DC area since 2005.
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historic Fairlington home!
We will miss our lovely 4-level townhouse (including expandable attic space), on a cul-de-sac with awesome neighbors with great kids right by the pool, right near the Shirlington shops and busses to DC, but, with 3 kids and 2 bedrooms, we have outgrown it.
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Every major appliance is new or newer. In addition, we replaced the HVAC and even the furnace. We thought we'd make the attic another bedroom and stay forever, but now my hubby no longer works in DC, so we can move outside the beltway and have more space!
To make the mortgage, I will be teaching in Arlington forever! So keep coming to class :).
| Good Luck |
We will miss you!
Three years ago, in 2008, I was swamped with business and a friend offered to lend a hand (no pun intended :).
Since then, I have quit my school counseling job to do this full-time, the economy has crashed, she has had another baby, I have had another baby and yet we still kept on offering classes to help children, families, and our own family budgets. However, these classes are so expensive to run, her first year, I lost money offering her classes. Her second year, I made $600 on them for my time and the props and insurance, etc., yet ended up spending $300 of that on paying her for her demo classes and training and the other half on diplomas and gifts for the families for attending. So, we tried it for one more year. With a new percentage split and class minimum fee, some classes she got a raise and others she got paid less. Unfortunately, I still just can't get the numbers to work. Laura ended up making three times more than I did last year for teaching a lot less without the marketing or business risks/responsibilities /expenses. As much as I would like to, with three kids now, I just can't keep up this pace for no literal pay-off.
However, anyone that knows me knows that my true pay-off has been immense knowing the huge difference I have made in the lives of children and families.
I have also made a
good friend in Laura.
I wish Laura well as she hopefully continues to do this on her own after our agreed upon 6-month separation. A new competitor and a new friendly challenge! In the meantime, this fall, I will be offering an 8-week Signing Smart Zoo/Holiday combined class that includes all of the Signing Smart strategies and everyday signs. I will also continue to include ASL in all of my other child and adult classes alike! Please keep me in mind and or watch for Laura's possible classes next winter!?
Positive Discipline II Through
Infant & Toddler Teacher Workshop
Presented by: Tracey Kretzer, MS, Lincensed Signing Smart Instructor
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!
Click here: PCU Baby Signs CRY instead of CRYING!
Register TODAY by calling
Details online &
(571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU
|FR*EE Demo Classes|
with "Miss Tracey" Kretzer!
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!
Automated Demo Scheduler Anytime!
Summer 2011 Kindermusik Classes
(Skipping 8/5 & 8/6)
* Fridays at Fairlington Center, Arlington
Village 9:30-10:20, 7/22
Our Time 10:30-11:20, 7/22
*Saturdays at Fairlington Center, Arlington
Our Time 9:30-10:30, 7/23
Imagine That 10:30-11:30, 7/23
Village 11:45-12:35, 7/23
Please simply e-mail MissTracey@ParentChildU.com for your "instructor permission" to join late.
You can make up missed classes (within the term and one outside of the term since I am getting this out late :).
NEW at PCU!
R.ituals O.f C.onnection K.nowingly N.urturing R.elationships of L.ove & L.earning™!
Research proves that "Connections on the outside create cortolimbic connections on the inside!" This class is designed to teach social-emotional skills to all children and their parents and teachers through music, stories, and the arts. Learn through play in this dynamic, life-changing class!
Designed by a Certified Conscious Discipline« Instructor, Professional School Counselor, and the Founder of Parent Child University, who knows families, come learn, read, rhyme, sing, and sign™ with us!
Ages: 2-5, 5-7, 7-9, etc.
Share with your Preschool or Elementary School Today: ROCK-n-ROLL Flyer
& See a Video of a similar program VIDEO HERE.
Miss Tracey & your
volunteer "CD in DC Team!"
Becky Bailey, Ph.D. and her
Loving Guidance team ARE coming for a 2-Day Conference (video) to the area...Fall 2012!
Click picture (in the coming weeks) for full details!
Keith McIntire, Executive Director of Loving Guidance, Inc., Donna Dickerson, Director of Georgetown Law Early Childhood Center, Mandy Lloyd, Director of Little Beginnings, and Tracey Kretzer, Parent Child ▄ Founder & CEO (June 2011)
As so many of you know, I am a professional school counselor and parent educator by trade. When I found Becky Bailey at a Kindermusik Convention in 2007 and her research-based, FUN, and extraordinarily affordable books, CDs, DVDs, and trainings, I just knew I had to help spread the
Upon becoming a Certified Conscious Discipline Instructor in February 2010 with 3 kids (my youngest being just one month-old) I started my efforts to bring Becky here with a call to fellow CCDIs and a trip to my daughter's principal for ideas. After tons of pro bono speaking engagements and tons of donated time working at various professional meetings, and donating tons of CD products to schools and community members, I went to see Becky at VAECE in March.
Remember March? The Egypt revolution weeks prior, the earthquakes and disasters in Japan? It felt like the whole world was calling out for help. I find so many answers in Becky Bailey's heart and her work to help children and families; I eagerly reconnected with several people at VAECE who felt the same. Four of us met in May and decided that we would each put our own appeal in for Becky to add DC to her CD calendar. I personally wrote a handwritten 6-page letter to Becky explaining how the impact her work has had upon my life, both personally and professionally. Amazingly, I got an e-mail from her Executive Director, Keith McIntire a few weeks later. He was flying up to DC meet with our team!!
Our small team reached out to many dedicated professionals in the area - private and public elementary schools, colleges, preschools, and child care centers, and our team has grown! Please support our efforts by encouraging your child's school to join in this amazing journey.
Also, if you know of a host, we are still searching for an affordable rental space/school/other location. Loving Guidance, has amazinly offered to handle all registrations and rental fees and arrangements, however, please ask your principal/director/superintendent if they might consider taking on those responsibilities and hosting. The financial payoff is quite substantial, and the institutional payoff is priceless!!
Simply contact Keith at Loving Guidance fore more details!
Then in Fall 2012...
please join us for a Becky Bailey Parent Night the evening before her 2-Day Conference!
Join us for the 2-Day Conference (video)
Encourage or even sponsor your child's principal/director/teachers!
Simply wish us well in our efforts to help children and families.
We are all in this together.
We all make a difference!
Here's to Becky in the DC area in 2012!
|Becky Bailey, Ph.D. |
creator of Conscious Discipline (Loving Guidance, Inc.)
is now LIVE!
Please share with your child's teacher, nanny, or child care provider.
Related classes to learn more,
|Click on Shubert's classroom above to see how Dr. Bailey's Conscious Discipline structures can transform any classroom or home! The imbedded concepts Becky gives away here! You can also purchase her tools at extraordinarily reasonable rates for your home or school. Teachers, playgroups and moms need tools! Parent Child U has donated well over $1,000 worth of time and tools to the community. But I can't do it alone. Please help get the word out about this amazing program. :)|
offer one of these at your
school, PTA, playgroup, or home:
R.O.C.K.-n-R.O.L.L.: social-emotional learning for teachers & students
Becoming Brain Smart : parent and/or teacher training sessions
Conscious Discipline LIVE : parent or teacher video training series
Call (571) 643-1002 for more information!
|Greetings Parent Child ▄ families, |
Has it really been over 100 degrees several times this week? Friday it is supposed to be over 100 again! Come get out of the heat and have f▄n at our many Parent Child ▄ child enrichment, parent education and/or teacher training Summer Splash! PC▄ is a mom-owned small business trying to make a difference in the community. Now with 3 kids (7.5, 5.5, and 1.5), 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 YO▄ in advance! - Miss Tracey :)
Not sure what class to choose? See our photos & video clips of each class type - all hyper-linked below too!
Summer classes tend to fill and since we offer fewer of them. However, I was late getting this out (we are hoping to move to a bigger house) we still have 6 spots left in our Friday 9:30 Kindermusik Village (0-1.5 yrs.) class and 1 spot left in our Saturday 11:45 class. We also have 2 spots left in both of our Friday 10:30 Kindermusik Our Time (16 mos. - 3 yrs.) class and our Saturday 9:30 class. We unfortunately, had to close our Signing Smart Thursday 5:30 class due to low enrollment.
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!
We have a variety of award-winning research-based classes to choose from including:
Child Enrichment Classes at PC▄
Village (Birth - 16/18 mos.)
Sign & Sing (6 mos. - 3 yrs.)
Our Time (16/18 mos. - Under 4)
Imagine That (3-5 yrs.)
Young Child(4-7 years)
Family Time (Birth - 5 years; older children & infants FR*EE! with a registered sibling)
☻ Signing Smart™ (0-2 yrs.)
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! In-school music!
(2-4 yrs.) in English or Spanish
(4-6 yrs.) in English or Spanish
☻ Playground Diplomacy™
Parenting & Teacher/Administrator Training
♥Conscious Discipline« Conscious Discipline LIVE! 7/8-hour video series Ten Principles of Positive/Conscious Discipline (link to class)
Becoming Brain Smart™
Preventing Power Struggles™ NEW! Setting Limits without Guilt™
Family/Teacher Conscious Discipline Game Night! NEW! 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)
♥ & MORE!
Wishing you well,
"Miss" Tracey :) Parent Child University, LLC
|"Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, LPSC, CCDI, Founder & CEO of Parent Child U, LLC|