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January 2013
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REGISTER Links & Form
UnLimited Make-ups
Why Re-Enroll - For Years?
The Happiest Baby/Toddler!
Playground Diplomacy
Dr. Sears' L.E.A.N.
Signing Smart: Infant/Toddler Teacher Workshop
US History Tutor/Teacher
Signing Smart: Beginner Parent-Tot Classes
Conflict Resolution At 1? Yes!
Positively Disciplined! Enroll or Sponsor at Your Site Today!
Signing Smart: Parent Workshop
Kindermusik FREE Preview Classes
Kindermusik - Winter Classes
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UnLimited Make-up Policy (within the term)! 

 

 Just use our EZ
Make-up Scheduler!
Kindermusik absent child under the weather note at Parent Child U
 
This provides a HUGE true cost savings when you can really attend the number of classes you've paid for!

 

Why Do Families Stay with Us
for Years?
Miss Tracey at Kindermusik rug at Parent Child U 
Dear Ms. Tracey,
I would like to say how grateful we are for your classes!  My son William truly enjoys coming to class, he loves playing, dancing and signing while we enjoy learning. 
The tips you give in class like how to calm them down are great because it works!  I can see how this class has helped my son develop and grow while having a great time. I highly recommend Ms. Tracey and Kindermusik!
 
Thanks again for
everything and we can't wait to start our 3rd class!
 
Kenya Zambrano  
Happy Kindermusik Village Mom
& Parent Child U's 
State Farm agent 
we have been happy with
for 7 years now! 
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Want to Join our Parenting Book/DVD Club?  
Harvey Karp, M.D.   

Happiest Baby & Toddler Programs

The Happiest Baby on the Block, Dr. Karp  

The Happiest Toddler on the Block, Dr. Harvey Karp  


re"NEW"ed at PCU! 

Playground DiplomacyTM

Since 2005

Playground DiplomacyTMsocial-emotional learning program
Created by an experienced elementary school counselor, parent educator, child enrichment specialist, and  Parent Child University, LLC founder, this class is one of a kind! Part play class, part parenting/teaching class, come explore conflict resolution topics through literature, puppets, music, ASL, movement, crafts, noncompetitive parachute and other games, and more. Come enjoy research-proven methods of learning child to child and parent to parent "Playground Diplomacy." Feelings, compliments, empathy, problem-solving, bully-busting tattling vs. reporting, anger management, stress, self control, and more will be explored. Come learn and have FUN!  Class Previously offered at FCPS & Arlington County Recreation since 2005! 

 

Come Learn & Play with us!

 

Dr. William Sears'  

L.E.A.N. Programs

 

Start the New Year
off Right!
Dr. Sears' LEAN Programs: LIfestyle, Exercise, Attitude & Nutrition at PCU

Dr. Sears' LEAN Programs: LIfestyle, Exercise, Attitude & Nutrition at PCU

 

Signing Smart
Infant & Toddler Teacher Workshop
  
Presented byTracey Kretzer, MS, LPSC
Lincensed Signing Smart Instructor since 2006

Every teacher must take ongoing classes to keep their license up to date. Why not recommend this class to your child care provider today?

A 2.5 hours seminar steal at $200 + materials (books and flash cards) for up to 7 teachers 
  
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 conflict 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:  

 

American History

Tutor or Homeschool Teacher  

 

 

Quick Links
Signing Smart« Beginner
Parent-Child Classes!
10 Fridays January 25th-March 22nd
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 
Signing Smart ASL classes for babies and toddlers (Beginner, Intermediate, Holiday, & Zoo)

Signing Smart« Beginner strategies integrate more than 150 American Sign Language signs into songs, games and activities developed to engage very young children and their parents. Research has shown that using American Sign Language with hearing babies and toddlers allows communication and spoken language to happen earlier and faster, while reducing frustration and tantrums! Most children have two to three words by 12 months, whereas Signing Smart« children typically have 25 signs and 16 words! Most children start combining words into two-word sentences by 20 months, whereas Signing Smart«children typically do this by 11-14 months and some as early as six months! The National Institute of Health even found a 12-point IQ increase for eight year-olds who used signs as young children. Home materials include Signing Smart« for Early Communication: Beginner Handbook, Signing Smart«
Video Glossary and The Treasure Chest: Vol. 1 children's video. Please bring your check for a $48 materials fee (or $16 for repeat families) to the first class session.
 

Location: Fairlington Center 

Ages: Birth-2  

Sessions: 10  

Cost: $179  

Registration Code: 210203A Fri.   

 

REGISTRATION FORM W2013 

Parent Child ▄ Class Descriptions

We have a wide variety of award-winning, research-based classes to choose from! See our photos & video clips of each class type - all hyper-linked below!

 
Child Enrichment Classes at PC▄
   
Positively Disciplined!™ 
 
Kindermusik« (0-7 yrs.)
   
             Village (Birth - 16/18 mos.)
 
             Sign & Sing (6 mos. -  3 yrs.)
 
             Our Time (16/18 mos. - 3 yrs.)

             Imagine That (3-5 yrs.)

             Young Child (4-7 years)

             Family Time (0 - 5 years; older children
                             & infants FR*EE! with a 
                             registered sibling)

    
  ☻ Signing Smart™ (0-2 yrs.)
 
             Beginner (Birth, recommended 5 mos.- 2)
             Intermediate (9 mos. or walking is
                              recommended-2)

             Zoo (Birth,  recommended 5 mos. - 2)
             Holiday (Birth, recommended 5 mos.- 2)

 ☻ ABC Music & Me! In-school music!
              (2-4 yrs.) ABC Music & Me
              (4-6 yrs.) ABC Music & Me

 ☻ Playground Diplomacy™
              (3-5 yrs.) Diplomats
              (5-6 yrs.) Diplomats

Tutoring & After-School Programs

♥ American History Tutor
               Grades: 4-12

♥ Girl Power! 
               Grades: 4-6

♥ Get Real About Violence
               Grades: K-3
               Grades: 4-6

Parent/Teacher/Administrator Training

Positively Disciplined!™
  
Signing Smart™
   Signing Smart™ Parent Workshop
   Signing Smart Infant/Toddler Teacher Workshop

The Happiest Baby/Toddler on the Block

Playground Diplomacy™

Dr. Sears' L.E.A.N (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition)

♥ Parent Coaching

♥  MORE!

Need help deciding? 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 Classes@ParentChildU.com. We also offer Parent Coaching and Birthday Party Entertainment! We look forward to seeing you in class!

 

Simply the Best to You,
Parent Child U, LLC - registered trademark
"Miss" Tracey Kretzer, MS, LPSC
Parent Child ▄ Founder & Lead Educator
Parent Child University, LLC
Since 2006

 

Dear Parent Child ▄ Friends - Old & New!

Does it feel like you need a degree to raise your child these days? Well, we are here to help!

We help make parenting (and teaching) both more effective - and more importantly, more fUn for you and your child! Schedule your free preview class today and experience how!  Or schedule a private class or coaching session at your home, office, playgroup, or PTA today!

Wishing you Simply the Best!
"Miss Tracey" :)

Parent Child ▄niversity Founder & Lead Educator
Professional School Counselor
Certified Parent Educator
Child Enrichment Specialist
MissTracey@ParentChildU.com
Toll Free: (888) 703-4PCU
Mobile Office: (571) 643-1002
Is Parenting EZ?  My Big Why.
 I thought parenting would be fairly easy... Boy, was I wrong!

I was a preschool special education teacher, an elementary school counselor, a reader,  and a lifelong learner. I loved kids and knew I had picked up a few tricks along the way! I was parent and teacher - teacher! I thought being a mom would be easy with my knowledge. It is not. It is hard. It is the most challenging and the most important job I will ever have.

That is why I do what I do. I have this uncanny desire to help children and families - including my own. So I share little things that mean so much and hope my ripple impacts lives! I model and teach the science of:
          How to calm.
          How to build strong neural brain connections .
          Why the frontal lobe matters - especially today!
          How to make reading easier and more probable.
          How to reduce temper tantrums (Birth - Adults!).
          & so much, much, more.
I do this through the medium of music, sign language, movement, and a fun, special time with families (nuclear & extended)! I try to model, practice and share with families and yet, I bet I learn more than you and your children do! Then, I can try to take it home...

As you surely know, home is hard! There are so many competing draws on your time and attention!  I love the safe space we all create each semester - no laundry, no dishes, no electronic devices (well, OK, some :). I can't wait to get back to you and yours.

Happy New Year &
Thank you for sharing your children with me!
"Miss" Tracey :) 

 

Is Your Music/Sign/Movement Class Teaching the "Right" Social Emotional Skills? We do!
Amazing Eye Contact & Confident Conflict Resolution At 12-Months Old?!
Come join us and
literally see for yourself!
 
Amazing Eye Contact & Conflict Resolution Skills in A One-Year Old!
Eye contact is one of the keys to calming. We talk about the science of why in class; then we try to live what we learned!
Our classes are a safe community where parents help each other and each child in class. No one feels pressure to leave the room to calm a child (we do it in class :).
.
"Monkey See, Monkey Do!"

No child is forced to give up anything - even the instruments at clean up time :). They learn through positive peer pressure! As a class, we model respect, patience, and understanding. Ultimately, each child does clean up. After all, wrestling a toy out of a child's hand is not fun for parent or child and models grabbing not cleaning.
Don't believe me!?

Come see for yourself... or simply look above how a 1 year-old doesn't run, hide, look away, cry, or even ask for help, but rather, respectfully negotiates his ball conflict!
Simply priceless!
Come learn why, how, and more!
 
Absolutely...
Positively Disciplined!™   
Saturday, February 9th
2:25 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Fairlington Community Center
3308 S. Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22206  
Sisters Arguing! Come Learn some great tipS!
Explore research-proven methods for disciplining yourself and your child! No judgments - only positive solutions for your parenting toolbox! Created by a certified parent educator, experienced elementary school counselor, child enrichment specialist, and the founder of Playground Diplomacy™ and Parent Child U«, this class is sure make the difference you are seeking and/or the reinforcement you deserve! Just a few of the many topics we will discuss include: child and brain development, speech and language, feelings-management, problem-solving, bully-busting, tattling vs. reporting, safe schools, and more! Build a stronger, more positive relationship with your child and be the parent you always knew you could be!

Ages:
Adults

Sessions: 1
Cost: $34 - Give back to the community (a percentage of your tuition for this and every county-sponsored class goes right back into the community centers to make it all happen)!

Registration code: 240201A Sat.
Instructor: Tracey Kretzer, M.S., LPSC

 

Signing Smart
Parent Workshop    
Saturday, February 2nd
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
Baby signs DADDY with Signing Smart strategies by PCU

Do you find yourself wanting?

  • A window into your infant / toddler's mind?
  •  To reduce frustration and temper tantrums?
  • Your toddler to do more than just grunt, point, & cry?
  • To have real conversations, starting at 8-12 months (or even 6 months)?
  • To increase your child's long-term learning potential and IQ (NIH showed a 12 point IQ gain by age 8 in one study)? 

     ...then Signing Smart is for you! 

Ages:Adults only for Parent Workshop - Play classes start soon too! 
Sessions: 1
Location: Springfield home (or yours :) Free for hosts!
Cost: $40-which includes $18 book, Signing Smart With Babies & Toddlers and handouts!
Instructor: Tracey Kretzer, M.S., LPSC
Call To Register: (571) 643-1002

 

Parent & Child Events
Kindermusik« FREE Preview Class!
* Saturday, January 12th
     9:30-10:20
     10:45-11:35
     11:45-12:35
* Or Virtually Here
* Or During Our Classes Starting Wk 2 if the class is already full, please.    

FREE Preview Class Coupon for Kindermusik at Parent Child U!
Come and find out why Kindermusik« is the world's leading seller of curricula for 0-seven year-olds worldwide! Experience the joy of parent education through child enrichment. See pictures, video clips, and learn why parents and children LOVE our classes at www.ParentChildU.com!  

 

Miss Tracey & Kindermusik«
   Upon Demand - or join us at Fairlington! 
Kindermusik at Parent Child U - Winter Fun!
Village (0-16/18 mos.)
  Fridays, 1/25 10:30-11:20,    210204A 
  Saturdays, 1/26 11:45-12:35, 210204B
  Saturdays, 1/26 12:45-1:25,  210204C

Sign & Sing A/B (0-2 yrs.)
  Upon demand - at your home/office/mine


Our Time (16/18 mos -3 yrs.)
  Fridays, 1/25 9:30-10:20      210220A
  Saturdays, 1/26 9:30-10:20   210220B
  Saturdays, 1/26 late afternoon if enough families join the Wait List and/or try Family Time at 10:30; it is very similar :)

Family Time (0-5 yrs.)
  Saturdays, 1/26 10:30-11:20 210207A

 
REGISTRATION FORM W2013 
Parent Child ▄ Class Descriptions

We have a wide variety of award-winning, research-based classes to choose from! See our photos & video clips of each class type - all hyper-linked below!

 
Child Enrichment Classes at PC▄
   
Positively Disciplined!™ 
 
Kindermusik« (0-7 yrs.)
   
             Village (Birth - 16/18 mos.)
 
             Sign & Sing (6 mos. -  3 yrs.)
 
             Our Time (16/18 mos. - 3 yrs.)

             Imagine That (3-5 yrs.)

             Young Child (4-7 years)

             Family Time (0 - 5 years; older children
                             & infants FR*EE! with a 
                             registered sibling)

    
  ☻ Signing Smart™ (0-2 yrs.)
 
             Beginner (Birth, recommended 5 mos.- 2)
             Intermediate (9 mos. or walking is
                              recommended-2)

             Zoo (Birth,  recommended 5 mos. - 2)
             Holiday (Birth, recommended 5 mos.- 2)

 ☻ ABC Music & Me! In-school music!
              (2-4 yrs.) ABC Music & Me
              (4-6 yrs.) ABC Music & Me

 ☻ Playground Diplomacy™
              (3-5 yrs.) Diplomats
              (5-6 yrs.) Diplomats

Tutoring & After-School Programs

♥ American History Tutor
               Grades: 4-12

♥ Girl Power! 
               Grades: 4-6

♥ Get Real About Violence
               Grades: K-3
               Grades: 4-6

Parent/Teacher/Administrator Training

Positively Disciplined!™
  
Signing Smart™
   Signing Smart™ Parent Workshop
   Signing Smart Infant/Toddler Teacher Workshop

The Happiest Baby/Toddler on the Block

Playground Diplomacy™

Dr. Sears' L.E.A.N (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition)

♥ Parent Coaching

♥  MORE!

Need help deciding? 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 Classes@ParentChildU.com. We also offer Parent Coaching and Birthday Party Entertainment! We look forward to seeing you in class!

 

Simply the Best to You,
Parent Child U, LLC - registered trademark
"Miss" Tracey Kretzer, MS, LPSC
Parent Child ▄ Founder & Lead Educator
Parent Child University, LLC
Since 2006

 

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Birthday packages include 40-45 minutes of music, movement, ASL, instrument-play, parachute-play, story time, as well as 7 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
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