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♥ Celebrating 10 years! 2006-2016 ♥

Labor Day Weekend Special!
Register by Monday, 9/5 & Recieve
The Best of Kindermusik CD!
Classes Begin Friday, 9/16 & Saturday, 9/17 & meet
 for 8 sessions, skipping Columbus Day weekend!
Share with a friend!

Kindermusik Classes (0-5 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)!
Follow Me to Kindermusik! Ages 0-7yrs.
 Fridays,    9/16 11:30-12:20 110220A    
 Saturdays, 9/17 11:45-12:35 110220B
 Fridays,   9/16  10:30-11:20 110209A  
 Saturdays, 9/17 9:30-10:20 

Fall 2016
(888) 703-4PCU
 (571) 643-1002 
Signing Smart
  Zoo & Holiday  Play Classes!
Come sign & sing with us and receive a signing workbook (Zoo & Holiday) and flashcards of your choice with your registration! 
This fall term is so much fun with all of the holidays we will sign and sing!
8 weeks this fall,
(skipping holiday weekend on 10/8)

Saturdays, 9/17 1:00-1:50  
Code: 110200A

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
& Atena Moore, Signing Smart Instructors 


Einstein Said the Highest Form of Research Is....  

... Play!  
Come play with us! 
Signing Smart 
Parent Workshop    
Upon Demand & Free for Host/ess! 
  Organize your own 2.5 hour parent workshop!     
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: Rent an Arlington County Rec site, or offer your home, or playgroup!
Cost: FREE if you organize a group of 6 or more and for your guests, $45 includes, tuition & $17 book, Signing Smart With Babies & Toddlers and handouts!  
Tracey Kretzer, M.S., or Atena Moore
Call To Register: (571) 643-1002 


Click to see video!

"The first time I took Anastasia to Miss Tracey's Kindermusik class, I could tell instantly she was going to enjoy it! Being new to having other children her age around, she started to feel comfortable interacting with them and was able to feel confident not being right by my side. Miss Tracey has such a calm yet exciting and engaging demeanor, Anastasia was able to learn quickly not only various signs she was demonstrating, but also how to listen and follow directions. To this day, she loves the "LA-LA" song opening and makes me sing it to her at night when she goes to bed while she is signing! I highly recommend taking one of these classes, it was a very special time for me and Anastasia and we'll always remember it!

- Stephanie, 5 session + still going
Sing & Play Mom :)

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:   


 Fun for Babies, Toddlers,  & Preschoolers!

Give us a Try! 
(571) 643-1002 

Arlington Recreation, Come Play With Us!
FIT Arlington  

A Note from Miss Tracey :) 
Back to School & Happy Things! 
Dear Parent Child ▄ Friends Old & New!

As we head back to school this year, I am so happy to share that I have multiple schools to "report to" this fall! My kiddos are in 8th grade, 5th grade, and 1st grade. This is the first year they have all been in school full-day! I also will be back at my school counseling job 1/2 time and ever dedicated to building my Kindermusik and Signing Smart and Parent Education business at Parent Child . In fact, PCU turns 10 this month! Wow!

As many of you know, it is a financial challenge to stay home with young children, but we did it (or at least worked an alternate schedule) thanks to your years of support. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

I'd like to share a story with you. One evening ears ago, I was so frustrated that it was so chaotic and that we were not engaged in "conversation." So, out I fumbled, "What is your happy thing today?" Well, it has stuck! YEARS later, my husband actually asked the kids one night what their "happy thing" about mommy's business. His answer was one of the sweetest things he has ever said to me. He shared that due to my teaching every Friday and Saturday, he has become a different dad than he may have been if I had continued to work my 9-5 job. I was so touched, and it is so true! I was not here for the soccer practices (often at two different fields) and the birthday parties, and playdates, and more, but he was. All of us are different and I'd say better as a result!

If you have a "happy thing" about being a part of the Parent Child family all these years, please share it with us or with a possible new PC friend!

Wishing you well,
"Miss Tracey" & the PCU Team :) 

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

Positively Disciplined!™ Saturday, October 22nd! 
         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!

Adults only, unless you are a nursing mom   
Sessions: 1
Cost: Priceless... but only $25
Registration code: 140201-A
Day & Time: Saturday, 10/22 2:30-4:45  
Instructor: Tracey Kretzer, M.S.
                   Professional School Counselor
                    Certified Parent Educator
  Holiday Play Classes are FUN!

 Optional Friendly Costume
Option Dates: 
10/28 & 10/29! 

  Executive Function Skills Tip!

 How many times a semester do
I share tips on how to build
the fronta! lobes of the brain?
Please be an advocate for your child and our world! So often parents and teachers, understandably, think children who are goofing around and not playing the "game" properly are being disobedient; whereas chances are, these particular children need more, not less, practice that those that "get it." In my professional opinion, they should not be sitting out of the game, but coached and encouraged that they can do it!! Be their advocate; we all want what is best for children!

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▄


         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)

   Beginner (Birth, reco 5 mos.-2 yrs.)
   Intermediate (9 mos. or walking is

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

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

              (3-5 yrs.) Diplomats
              (5-6 yrs.) Diplomats

Tutoring & After-School Programs

♥ Girl Power! 
               Grades: 4-6

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

Parent/Teacher/Administrator Training

♥ 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,
Miss Tracey at Becky Bailey's Conscious Discipline Training!
"Miss" Tracey Kretzer, MS, PCLC
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
♥ Celebrating 10 years! 2006-2016 ♥

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 fro which you've paid!


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: October 31, 2016
Kindermusik NEW radio app!
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

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