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Enroll for Fall at Parent Chld U presents Kindermsusik!
September 2013
In This Issue
Happy 3x Kindermusik Family Time Dad Testimonial
Kindermusik Fall Classes: Village (0-18 mos.), Cuddle & Bounce (0-23 mos.), Wiggle & Grow (2-3yrs.), Family Time (0-5 yrs.) & Playdate or Birhtday Parties (0-5 yrs.)
Signing Smart: Parent Workshop
Signing Smart: Teacher Workshop
UnLimited Make-ups (within the term)
Kindermusik Testimonial!
Research Proves 32% Literacy Gain in Kindermusik ABC Students!
Going Green with Kindermusik@Home Materials!
Positively Disciplined! Series or 1-Day!
Kindermusik FREE Preview Classes
Testimonial - From a Very Happy Family Time Family!
We LOVE Kindermusik!
Click to see video!

Dear Kindermusik International,
I wanted to send a quick note of praise regarding one of your Kindermusik Educator, Tracey Kretzer.  We've recently signed up for our third Kindermusik class and, while we've enjoyed the curriculum, it's really been your educator that has made the course so special.  Tracey really understands children and is the personfication structure coupled with flexibility.

She genuinely loves her job, and it shows (we've taken other courses at other community centers with other teachers and none can hold a candle to Tracey's kindness, compassion, and professionalism).  She has a knack of making every child in the class feel special and we've seen our own little one make tremendous developmental leaps and bounds durnig the past year, due in part to Tracey's tutelage. 

She's an outstanding educator and Kindermusik is fortunate to have her. 

Aaron Snipe,
Family Time 2x & Our Time 1x!

(25 weeks and counting!)

Kindermusik Classes (0-7 yrs.) Classes divided by age!
Kindermusik Classes
that are at Fairlington Center

 Filled with fun, music, movement, parachute play, instrument play, story time, and parent education! Plus, take the learning and fun home with our amazing, now more affordable Kindermusik@Home digital materials (print available)!
Follow Me to Kindermusik! Ages 0-7yrs.
 Fridays,  9/20 11:30-12:20 110220A    
 Saturdays,9/21 11:45-12:35 110220B
 Fridays, 9/20 10:30-11:20, 110204A 
 Saturdays, 9/21 9:30-10:20

Saturdays, 9/21 10:30-11:20 110204A
Saturdays, 9/21 2:00-2:50 110204B

Fall 2013
(888) 703-4PCU
 (571) 643-1002 
Signing Smart
Beginner & Holiday  
Play Classes!

Come sign & sing with us and receive 2 signing workbooks (Beginner & Holiday) and 2 videos with your registration! 
This fall term is so much fun with all of the holidays we will sign too!

12 weeks this fall,
(skipping 10/19 &
the long Thanksgiving weekend).

Fridays, 9/20 9:30-10:20 110203-A
Saturdays, 9/21 1-1:50

I used this with my children and they were all early talkers and signers. Check it out on You Tube!

Signing Smart at Parent Child University, LLC
to save your spot today! 
Presented by
Tracey Kretzer, MS, LPSC
Lincensed Signing Smart Instructor since 2006   


Signing Smart 
Parent Workshop    
Upon Demand & Back this Fall! 
  140202A  Sat., Oct. 5, 
  2:30-4:45 p.m.   
Baby signs DADDY with Signing Smart strategies by PCU 
Click to see video!

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: Fairlington Community Center:
3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA
Cost: $34 tuition and $18 book, Signing Smart With Babies & Toddlers and handouts!
Instructor: Tracey Kretzer, M.S., LPSC
Call To Register: (703) 228-4747 on 8/14 for Arlington residents or call (571) 643-1002 with questions!


Signing Smart
Infant & Toddler Teacher Workshop
Presented by
Tracey 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?   
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:   


UnLimited Make-up Policy  
(within the term)! 

 Just use our EZ
Make-up Scheduler!
We miss you! Come back for Make-Up Classes at Parent Child U!
Click to schedule!
  This provides a HUGE true cost savings when you can really attend the number of classes you've paid for!


 Fun for Babies, Toddlers,  & Preschoolers!
Sleeping Baby on Kindermusik Scarf! Try Miss Tracey's Classes!

Parachute fun at Parent Child U & Kindermusik!

Give us a Try!
(571) 643-1002  
Arlington Recreation, Come Play With Us!

Research & The 32% Gain in LiTracey
(just kidding)
for Kindermusik Students!
Research proves Kindermusik kids do better in school!
KIndermusik Improves  
School Skills ...

A Note from Miss Tracey :)
Dear Parent Child ▄ Friends & Supporters,

I hope this note finds you and your family well and settling in to a fUn fall! It is very busy here at the Kretzer household with 3 kids and the business! My youngest starts preschool this fall and I am so lucky I have my "baby fix" each Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday teaching at PCU so I am not yet nostalgic and missing those baby days!

This fall, please note, ALL HOME MATERIAL FEES ARE INCLUDED IN every class I teach this fall! This is a mixed blessing and I hope it works out well for all! You may have noticed, I dropped my prices a bit to help with the sticker shock. Please join me this fall and bring a friend!

Fall classes run for 8-12 weeks. We will be skipping 10/19, 10/31, and the long Thanksgiving weekend 11/28-12/1. I know it seems like a long time off, but be sure to shop at a small business on Small Business Saturday, 11/30! I always run special offers, so be on the lookout!

Please share this with a friend and keep the testimonials coming! They mean the world to me!!

Wishing you well,
"Miss Tracey" :)

Parent Child ▄niversity Founder
& Lead Educator

Professional School Counselor
Certified Parent Educator
Child Enrichment Specialist
Toll Free: (888) 703-4PCU
Mobile Office: (571) 643-1002

Kindermusik Introduces More
Green & More Affordable
We are Going GREEN! 

Digital Kindermusik@Home Materials with an option for instrument and book purchases coming this fall to
our NEW classes only:  
* Cuddle & Bounce (0-23 mos.)
* Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yrs.)
If you still need a CD versus a
music download, let us know! 
Kindermusik @Home soon with Miss Tracey at PCU!
Click for another @Home video!

 12 reasons to love Kindermusik@Home

Here are a dozen reasons why families enrolled in Kindermusik love Kindermusik@Home!


1.     Easy access-available from any smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer so the learning can happen anywhere at anytime.


2.     Go-to and trusted source for "play time" ideas for you and your child to do together, both online and offline.


3.     Introduces children to technology in an age-appropriate and family-friendly way that encourages hands-on learning.


4.     Adds new stories, games, and music! to your family's expanding library that grows with your child and is specifically designed to reach those early childhood milestones, from birth to 7 years old.


5.     Provides inspiration for "together time"
through dance and movement activities, focused listening games, video field trips, find-it/count-it style activities, and more!  


6.     Connects your classroom learning with your family's daily routines and rituals.


7.     Gives you the ability to do activities offline, including providing printable activity pages
and lyrics pages for all of the songs.  


8.      "Why It's Good for Your Child" area provides you with expert advice and educational insight behind the activities.


9.     Music downloads: songs, rhymes, stories and sounds from class!


10.  Literature book in eBook format encourages early literacy and language development and can be read anywhere!


11.  Supports a parent's role as a child's first and best teacher.


12.  It's fun for the whole family-now and for years to come!


How to activate Kindermusik@Home

I think you will find Kindermusik@Home easy for you. Good for your little one. Fun for all! To activate your Kindermusik@Home account, click on this link: My.Kindermusik.com and select "New User" to create a profile. That's it!

Need help? Let me know!


Miss Tracey :) at Parent Child U! 


Positively Disciplined!™   
Saturday, September 28th! 
2:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.   
Fairlington Community Center 
3308 S. Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22206 (near King St./Rt.7 and 395 and Quaker Lane)

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!


Sessions: 5
Cost: Priceless... but ONLY $27 2.25 hour sessions!

Registration code:
140201-A Sat.
Day & Time at Arlington only:
Saturday, 9/28 2:30-4:45  
Tracey Kretzer, M.S.
Professional School Counselor
Certified Parent Educator


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-18 mos.)
             Cuddle & Bounce (0-23 mos.) NEW!
             Our Time (18 mos.-3 yrs.)

             Wiggle & Grow (2-3 yrs)

             Imagine That (3-5 yrs.)

             Young Child (4-7 years)

             Family Time (0 - 5 years; 6+ yrs & 
                             infants FR*EE! with a 
                             registered sibling)

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

             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!


Wishing you Well,
Parent Child U, LLC - registered trademark
"Miss" Tracey Kretzer, MS, LPSC
Parent Child ▄ Founder & Lead Educator
Parent Child University, LLC
Mobile Office: (571) 643-1002
E-mail: MissTracey@ParentChildU.com
Web: www.ParentChildU.com 
Since 2006


  Holiday Play Classes are FUN!

 Come Play with us!

Kindermusik NEW radio app! 

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Save $10
Book your Child's
Parent Child ▄ Birthday Party!
Possible Themes: 
Pirates and/
or Princesses, Trains, Balls, Animals, Sports, Dogs, Monkeys, Water Play, Camping, The Ocean, Backyard Fun, and MORE!   

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 $100 (or only $75 for enrolled families!) for your instructor & $75 for 8 gift bags (plus a free one for your child!) - an incredible deal in the DC area! Plus, a HUGE time saver; party planning, travel, entertainment, and bag prep run 3-4 hours for us at PCU. Dates fill up fast. Reserve your date today to ensure your child's Parent Child ▄ Birthday Party experience!

Looking for a location? Arlington Recreation offers wonderful spaces!
Offer Expires: September 30, 2013
FREE Preview Classes!  

* Virtually Here
* Or register for yours during our ongoing classes! 
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!

Register by Phone: (571) 6453-1002 or
E-mail: MissTracey@ParentChildU.com   

  Call (571) 643-1002
Kindermusik and Parent Child U
Parent Child U, LLC - registered trademark