Welcome to Parent Child Üniversity®, LLC

(571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCÜ


Does it feel like you need a degree to raise a child these days? We are here to help! We offer classes for parents, classes for children, training for teachers, and fÜn for all! Our goal is to help you and your child reach your child's full potential and have fÜn!


"Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, Professional School Counselor & Parent Child U Founder at Conscious Discipline Conference, July 2008


Parent Child University® Offers

* Teacher Training * Parent Education * Child Enrichment Classes 





Playground Diplomacy TM




Our Goal at Parent Child Ü It is our goal to help children and families. To learn more about our various programs please subscribe to our email list below. Thank you for being visitor number




What's New

Holiday/Bday Party= "Priceless!"

Holiday or Birthday Parties at Parent Child U are affordable and fun! We handle all of the entertainment & gift bags so you can concentrate on your birthday child and/or your holiday guests! Rates start at $175/$150 for PCU families, which include $75 of 9 gift bags, which include a CD or downloadable music card, an instrument, story book, and free preview class coupon! This includes a Kindermusik celebration at your choice of location - chuck full of songs, instrument & parachute play, and memories for a lifetime! Print Your Contract and SAVE your PARTY Date TODAY! Tons of new holiday music available for preview!


Fall Demos & Winter Registration


Choose from our full CLASS LIST of 9 Fridays or 9 Saturdays or 2.5-hour parent seminars! We offer Positive Discipline & Signing Smart Adult Seminars, Kindermusik (Cuddle & Bounce / Sing & Play / Family Time/ Playdate) & Signing Smart (Beginner/Zoo/Holiday) parent-child play music & ASL classes or parent coaching appointments!  Classes begin Fri., 1/27 and Sat., skipping 2/18! You may make-up missed classes during the term! See our CLASS DESCRIPTIONS and Click HERE to REGISTER starting in December or Come by for a FREE Preview Class this fall!


$25 Positively Disciplined 10/22



Parents & Teachers, register and come to Fairlington Center, Saturday, 2/25 & 1:30-4:00 p.m. Come discipline yourself and your 0-12 year-old child! Learn tips heralded by the best in the field and share your ideas and concerns too! Be absolutely, positively confident knowing you are helping your child be the responsible adult you know they can become!


KI: Cuddle & Bounce 0's & 1's!

Come Cuddle & Bounce with your Birth - 23.4 month-old child with our Village-like curriculum for babies with more affordable & green digital home music & materials (CDs will be given if you want them too)! Register for our 9-week classes Fri. 1/27, 11:30-12:20 or Sat. 1/21,11:30-12:20, skipping 2/18!


KI: Sing & Play (1's & 2's)

Come experience an Our Time-like class your 1's & 2's toddler! Come sing, play, move, sign, and play with our parachute, instruments, and friends! All new more affordable, green digital home music & materials included in your class price (CDs if you want too)! Register in December for our 9-week classes, Fri., 1/27 10:30-11:20, or Sat., 1/21 10:30-11:20 Sat.,  skipping 2/18! Winter classes fill fast!


Signing Smart: Beginner (0-2)!


Click for 0-2 yrs! Join us for our Signing Smart: Parent-Child, Parent-only Workshops or Child Care Provider Workshops. Our parent-child Zoo & Holiday & Beginner too! This winter, Signing Smart: Beginner play classes start Saturday, 1/21 9:30-10:20 and run for 9 weeks, skipping 2/18 and finishing before Spring Break! REGISTER under MOVEMENT and KRETZER and FAIRLINGTON. Signing handbook, an adult ASL video glossary, and child DVD to extend learning into the home!

Kindermusik Family Time! 0-5 yrs


Click!    Come to Family Time for our 8-week classes,10:30-11:20 Sat. 9/17, skipping 10/8! Our class price includes your music, stories, and CDs! This class is very similar to Sing & Play (1's & 2's) and is my favorite class to teach! Family Time siblings under 9 mos. and over 5 years are FREE with a registered sibling! On hold for winter. Call us to schedule your private class!


Is Kindermusik 4 U? Video Demos!

Curious why we divide by age (or don't in Family Time?:) See the hyperlinks for videos of each clastype below! Then review our UNLIMITED Make-Up Policy! and see why families stay with us for years! Come join us for our FREE DEMOS and/or see an online demonstration class hereKindermusik: Family Time (0-5 yrs.) or Kindermusik: Cuddle & Bounce (0's & 1's) or Kindermusik: Sing & Play (1's & 2's) Call (571) 643-1002 or Register today!

ALL Parent Child U Programs!


PDF of all current programs to browse and share with ease!  Parent Child University: Teacher Training & Parent Education & Child Enrichment Programs.



Disney & Kindermusik Lion Guard!

       Come Rock & Roar with us!

       Click for video & song clip!

REGISTER here on our Demo Scheduler  for a FREE class Friday, 3/18 10:45-11:35 a.m. for children ages 2-5 with their loving caregiver/s! Bring a friend!


Spring Registration is Open!

Choose from our full CLASS LIST of 8 Fridays or 8 Saturdays or 1-day seminars! We offer Disney's NEW Rock & Roar classes, Positive Discipline & Kindermusik (Cuddle & Bounce / Sing & Play / Family Time  / Playdate) & Signing Smart (Beginner/Zoo/Holiday) parent-child or parent-only classes!  See our CLASS DESCRIPTIONS and Click HERE to REGISTER TODAY!


We ACCEPT Late Registrations!

Register today! Even though you have missed a class, you can make it up! Register for CLASSES (here) at Arlington Rec! Please note ALL classes now INCLUDE home material fees!


Come join our musical family and experience for yourselves the magic of Kindermusik! Demonstration classes during our current term give you a true feel for our classes. Schedule your FREE DEMO during our last 3 August classes!

Babies & Seniors!

Have you ever seen the eyes of our "greatest generation" light up when they work with our youngest ones? I have. Please give me a call to set up your Village with Seniors class today! See the Village with Seniors video here!

We Accept LATE Registrations!

Come join our class and make-up missed classes or come preview a class for next term! Come join our musical family each week! See our full CLASS LIST and REGISTER or fill out this FORM - AND submit it to Miss Tracey so I can give you instructor permission to join late! If your class is full, simply get on our Wait List (at no charge) and we may be able to open up new slots. We allow UNlimited MAKE-UPS! (within the term)!

Baby Joe (5 mos.) "MAMA CHANGE!"

Yes, right before Joseph turned 5 mos. old he started signing MAMA CHANGE! Two-word sentences are typical when children are 18-24 mos. old, but many Signing Smart babies begin using sentences as early as 6 months & in this case 5 months old! See for yourself PCU's own Baby Joe signs in Sentences Here!

8 week-old Joseph signs DADDY!

Yeah, I know you probably think I am crazy :), but, Baby Joe touches his head and says "Da" when my husband comes home AND when he plays with him AND as you can see from the clip, when we say, "Say DA DA with your hands!" Please feel free to pop into our Signing Smart classes for a free demo and see HOW easy, fUn, and amazing signing can be - in just seconds a day! Miss Tracey, Mom & PCU Founder

My 20-month old is Reading!

The typical non-signing, hearing child has 20-400 words by age 2, by 16 months-old my child could sign/speak in 5-word SENTENCES (video)! here signing CRY instead of crying! She now has started reading some words out loud! Thank you Signing Smart and Kindermusik for introducing me to the SIGNING SMART strategies. Miss Tracey :)

Playground Diplomat Speaks!

Video Clip of a Playground Diplomat by PCU!

NIH Study Shows Higher IQs

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health has shown that children who sign as infants are advanced linguistically and cognitively in preschool and have higher IQ’s in elementary school than non-signing children.

Signing Smart Increases Vocab

Wide-Eyed Learning recently completed their National Research study with over 165 infants. At 12 mos., Signing Smart children use an average of 25 signs and 16 spoken words, versus the 2-3 words non-signing children use. At 18 mos., Signing Smart children use an average of 79 signs and 102 spoken words, versus the 10-50 words non-signing children use. Between 11-14 mos., a majority of Signing Smart children begin using signed/spoken “sentences,” about 10 months earlier than is typical!

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Inclement Weather Numbers

Please call our Inclement Weather Hotlines if you have any questions: "Arlington Enjoy Classes" (703) 228-4715 & Falls Church Recreation: (703) 248-5077. Normally if the county's schools are closed or delayed (no am) there are no classes. Classes are added to the end of the term.