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January 2014
In This Issue
Positively Disciplined! Series or 1-Day!
Happy 8x Signing Smart & Kindermusik Mom Testimonial!
Kindermusik Winter Classes: Cuddle & Bounce (0's & 1's), Sing & Play (1's & 2's), Family Time (0-5 yrs.) & Playdate or Birhtday Parties (0-5 yrs.)
UnLimited Make-ups (within the term)
Signing Smart: Parent Workshop
I Love Kindermusik Week 2014!
Parents are SUPERHEROES!
Going Green with Kindermusik@Home Materials!
Signing Smart: Teacher Workshop
Kindermusik FREE Preview Classes
Positively Disciplined!™   
Saturday, February 8th! 
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: 1
Cost: Priceless... but ONLY $28 2.25 hour sessions!

Registration code:
240201A Sat.
Day & Time at Arlington only:
Saturday, 2/8 2:30-4:45  
Tracey Kretzer, M.S.
Professional School Counselor
Certified Parent Educator


Testimonial - From a Family of Three Who Has Been with us For Years!

8 x Testimonial
Click to Follow me to Kindermusik!!

My daughter and I have taken 8 classes over the last 2 years with Miss Tracey and I can truly say that she has made our lives better. Our Saturday mornings don't feel complete without singing and signing together now. She gives so much of herself to all her classes, and believes in every child's ability to feel the music, learn grow and develop in new ways. The instruments and books from Kindermusic are great, but Miss Tracey it what really brings the lessons to life and gets a song in our hearts. We thank her so much for all she does and can't wait for more fun!
Sally L.

Sally, Happy Mom From:
Signing Smart Holiday (4 wk)
Signing Smart Beginner (11 wk) Kindermusik Family Time (33 wk) Kindermusik Playdate (1 wk)
Kindermusik Our Time (5 wk)
Positively Disciplined (3 hr.)

Kindermusik Classes (0-7 yrs.) Classes divided by age!
Kindermusik Classes
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)!
 Fridays,  1/24 11:30-12:20 210220A     
 Saturdays,1/25 11:45-12:35 210220B
 Fridays, 1/24 10:30-11:20, 210209B  
 Saturdays,1/25 9:30-10:20 210209A 
Saturdays, 1/25 10:30-11:20 210218B
Winter 2014
(888) 703-4PCU
 (571) 643-1002 
Signing Smart
Play Classes!

Come sign & sing with us and receive a signing workbook (Beginner) and 2 videos with your registration!

11 weeks this winter! 

Saturdays, 1/25 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   


UnLimited Make-up Policy  
(within the term)! 

 Just use our EZ
Make-up Scheduler!
Click to schedule!
  This provides a HUGE true cost savings when you can really attend the number of classes you've paid for!


Signing Smart 
Parent Workshop    
Upon Demand!    
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: Yours or mine!
Cost: $34 tuition and $18 book, Signing Smart With Babies & Toddlers and handouts!
Instructor: Tracey Kretzer, M.S., LPSC
Call To Register: (571) 643-1002 with questions!

You & Your Kids!
Just Click & See/Hear Love Somebody!
A Note from Miss Tracey :)
Dear Parent Child ▄ Friends,

Happy New Year! Thank you for the best registration in many years. Many classes only have one or two spots left!

Thank you also to Kindermusik who has worked hard to make the fabulous home materials and make them more affordable! Please note,

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

Parents are Superheroes!
Parents are Superheroes!
An excerpt from our
Fabulous Weekly Emails

Kindermusik: Cuddle & Bounce: Rise & Shine

Lesson Focus: Routines and Rituals 


Parents of babies need special superpowers. Forget about leaping tall buildings in a single bound or even flying. Parents really need the ability to become invisible in order to check on a sleeping baby, the power to fully function on only 3 hours of interrupted sleep, and the capacity to do the laundry faster than a speeding bullet! Your baby also needs a superpower-the ability to predict the future-and you can help your child by establishing routines and rituals.


At Kindermusik, we understand that babies' brains seek predictable patterns to help regulate their internal clock and navigate daily transitions. Routines and rituals teach your baby that the world is a predictable (and safe) place. It's one of the reasons we always mark the official start of class with "Heigh-ho Hello" and the end of class with "Goodbye, Babies." Your baby learns to expect
musical playtime after hearing the hello song and predicts it's time to leave after the goodbye song. Rituals and routines work closely together to provide continuity and connectedness-both vital to your child's development. (By the way, "eyes in the back of your head" is a handy superpower for the upcoming toddler years.)


Everyday Connection:

Not Stuck in a Rut.
Turn daily routines into special family rituals. Add infant massage after bath time. Dance to a favorite song together after naptime. Go for a stroll after dinner, or snuggle together and read books.


Six bedtime ritual ideas to help ease the transition from day to night http://mindsonmusic.kindermusik.com/kindermusik-and-your-child/kindermusik-and-your-child-bedtime-rituals/ 


    Did you know that rituals create bonding opportunities and help young children become aware of themselves and where they fit in the family or in another group setting?


Want more weekly tips... Join us!!

Miss Tracey :) 


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

Digital Kindermusik@Home Materials with an option for instrument and book purchases are here for these classes below. If you want only print materials, try Family Time (0-5 yrs)
* Cuddle & Bounce (0's & 1's)
* Sing & Play (1's & 2's)
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!


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


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:   


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 $175-$150 (previously enrolled families save $25!) 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: February 29, 2014
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 NEW radio app! 
Kindermusik and Parent Child U

Arlington Recreation, Come Play With Us!

Parent Child U, LLC - registered trademark