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Positively Disciplined!™ (Adults)

Positively Disciplined Adult Seminar

WINTER 2017

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

Fall 2017

 

Teachers, parents, and grandparents, come explore research-proven methods for disciplining yourself and your your child! Learn tips by the best in the field and share your ideas and concerns too! No judgements - 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, school, and more! Build a stronger, more positive relationship with your child and be the parent you always knew you could be! Be confident knowing you are helping your child be the responsible adult you know they can become!

Location: Fairlington Center

Instructor: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, LPSC

Ages: Adults only

Session: 1 session $25 (but described as "priceless!")

Fall Registration Code: 140201A Sat., 10/22 2:30-4:45 p.m. 

Winter Registration Code: 240201A  Sat., Feb. 25,  1:30- 4p.m. 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Spring Registration Code: 340201A Sat., April 29, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Summer Registration: Sat. Aug 5 2:00-4:30 p.m.

To arrange a private presentation:  Call (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU or e-mail Classes@ParentChildU.com

TO REGISTER for Arlington Site: With Questions Call: (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU 
Arlington County Recreation by Phone: (703) 228-4747, unless after start date call: (703) 228-1833

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Signing Smart®: Preview! (0 - 2.5 yrs.) Su/F17

Signing Smart®: Preview Fun!

Experience the power and fun of Signing Smart® this summer. Adults, come learn how to sign with your baby or toddler! Come learn basic signs and see video clips of babies and toddler signing. Sing favorite songs and visit the "zoo" and check us out for our January Signing Smart: Child-Parent class or Parent Workshop class. Come find out why signing increases IQ by 12 points (NIH study) and speeds spoken language development. Come experience the joy of parent education through child enrichment. Check out www.ParentChildU.com to see why families LOVE our classes!

Instructor: "Miss Tracey :)" Kretzer, MS, LPSC, PCU Founder

Ages: Ages 0-2.5 with Caregiver

Session: Free preview :) 

Date: any Saturday, 7/1-8/19, 11:30p.m.-12:20p.m.

Location: Fairligton Center: 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206

TO REGISTER: Please use our online demo scheduler and/or call (571) 643-1002

 

Kindermusik®: FREE Preview! Su17/F17

 Kindermusik®: Free Preview Class

 

 

 

 Kindermusik® Free Preview

Come and find out why Kindermusik® is the world’s leading seller of curricula for 0-seven year-olds worldwide. Come 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!  

TO REGISTER:  Use our online Auto Demo Demo Scheduler OR see below: 

Location: Fairlington Center.

Instructor: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, LSPSC

Ages: Birth-4

Session: 1

Cost: Free

Any Friday or Saturday 6/30-8/26! Specifcally Fridays: 10:30 or 11:30 or Saturdays: 9:30 or 10:30 that is listed on our online calendar. This summer we will not be teaching on 7/15, 7/21, 7/29, and 8/4 due to ASL classes and family reunions.

TO REGISTER:  Use our online Auto Demo Demo Scheduler OR see below:

With Questions Call: (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU

 

Birthday Parties By PCU®! (All ages)

Parent Child U®: Kindermusik or Sign & Sing Birthday Package* We can do almost ANY Theme! 

Winter 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2017

Summer 2017

Cost: $100 for instructor + $75 for 8 party gift bags and 1 more for the birthday child - an incredible deal in the DC area & includes:     

Description: Parties usually take us at PCU 3-4 hours with prep, ordering and stuffing bags, travel, set-up, clean-up, time with the kids & our as one family put it, "priceless" fUn 35-45 minute Kindermusik and/or Sign & Sing music and story time circle led by a licensed PCU educator!

·        8 gift bags

·       A gift for the birthday boy/girl

·       Theme, songs & gift bags planned with Parent Child University ahead of time so you won't have to worry!

Shiny Dinah Train Party (Other themes available, including: pirates, princesses, zoo, jungle, sports, dogs, monkeys, and so many more!)

Sample TRAIN Party: Birthday Boy/Girl Gift includes

·       1 Shiny Dinah Big Book

·       Kindermusik CD with songs from your party (or Kindermusik download card)

·       egg shaker

Sample: TRAIN Party 6 Gift Bags include:

·       Shiny Dinah small book

·       Kindermusik CD

·       Coupon for a FREE Parent Child University class

·      egg shaker

·       Additional or Sibling gift bags available at cost                                

           * All items subject to availability & more items available to choose from!

To Discuss Available Dates in Northern VA: Call (571) 643-1002

Kindermusik and/or Sign & Sing Circle with instrument play, story time, and MORE!

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Signing Smart®: Parent Workshops (Adults)

Signing Smart®: Parent Workshop Beginner (Parents/Grandparents of 0-3 yrs.)

Fall 2017

WINTER 2017

Spring 2017

Signing Smart Treasure Chest 2 video clip!

 Home Materials include: award-winning Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers: A Parent's Strategy and Activity Guide - for parents or caregivers to begin signing with their hearing infant or toddler, as well as for those seeking additional tools or activities. Photos of over 130 ASL signs and more than 70 fun interactive activities for the home or childcare setting. One book included per household. 

Ages: Adults only please (Nursing moms of children less than 6 months of age are more than welcome but need to make sure all can hear the presentation). Perfect for expectant parents as well as those with children from 0-3).

Signing Smart Beginner Workshop for Parents!

The Signing Smart Beginner Workshop is for expectant parents or parents new to signing with their baby as well as for those who have already started and are looking for support during the early phases of childhood. This workshop teaches the research-proven Signing Smart strategies and techniques, how many and which signs to use in the early stages, when to add more and how to recognize your child's version of signs. Through instructor presentation, interactive activities, discussions and video examples, you will learn 50 American Sign Language (ASL) signs as well as tools, strategies and resources that will enable you to experience the success of Signing Smart? Visit www.ParentChildU.com to see signing video clips. Adults only (nursing moms may bring infants only if necessary). Your class fee includes $18 for your home materials, including the award-winning book Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers: A Parent's Strategy and Activity Guide.  Fairlington Center.  

Instructor: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, LPSC

Ages: Adults only (if nursing mom, quiet babies can come :)

Sessions: 1

Price: $40 includes your $18 home materials book

Private Session Price: $TBD for book & handouts or schedule your own! Your tuition is free if you host and your materials are free if you register 7 friends:).

Date & Registration Code: 06/18/16 340202-A Sat. 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Location: Fairlington Center: 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206

TO REGISTER if a Private Class or to Call to Schedule your own or ask questions: (571) 643-1002  Miss Tracey's direct mobile office!

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Signing Smart: Beginner (0-2 yrs.) F17

Signing Smart: Beginner (Birth - Under 3 yrs.)

Fall 2017

Signing Smart(R) 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 TM children typically have 25 signs and 16 words! Most children start combining words into two-word sentences by 20 months, whereas Signing Smart(R) 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. More research, class pictures and family quotes at www.SigningSmart.com. A non-refundable $40 home materials includes Signing Smart(R) for Early Communication, Signing Smart(R) Video Glossary and The Treasure Chest: Vol. 1 children's video.

Ages: Birth - 2.5 yrs.                               

Sessions: 10                             

Cost: $199, which includes $40 for 2 DVDs and a handbook of all activities, songs, signs, and strategies!

Date & Registration Code: 110200A  Fri., Sep. 22,  9:30-10:20a.m. (skipping Columbus Day weekend) 

Location: Fairlington Center: 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206 (by 395 & Quaker Lane & Rt 7)

Instructor: "Miss Atena" Moore, Licensed Signing Smart Instructor

TO REGISTER for Arlington Recreation:

With Questions Call: (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU 

Arlington County Recreation by Phone: (703) 228-4747, unless after start date & call us :)

Arlington County Online (until 1 week before class starts then if class has met minimum and is not full, must call): https://registration.arlingtonva.us/

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Signing Smart®: Intermediate (6 mos - 3 yrs.) F17

Signing Smart™: Intermediate Play Class (6 mos. if sign experience or 9 mos. - 3 yrs w/caregiver) 

Signing Smart Treasure Chest 2 video clip!

     Home Materials include: Signing Smart Intermediate Handbook, The Treasure Chest 2: Signs, Songs and Rhymes children’s DVD and CD with over 90 signs, and Food Flash Cards set. Materials fee $40 INCLUDED in the price of the class. 4 Flashcard sets are an option for repeat families.

 

Signing Smart® Intermediate Play Class

Through engaging and developmentally stimulating activities, you will learn how to use 150 American Sign Language signs and Signing Smart strategies to decrease temper tantrums, facilitate your child’s comprehension of abstract ideas and stimulate your child’s memory skills. Songs, rhymes, parachute play and center time help foster emotional understanding, encourage symbolic play, enhance overall vocabulary and sentence use (signed and spoken), and advance your child’s pre-literacy abilities through strategic sign use while reading, rhyming, and storytelling! Prior signing experience is encouraged, but not required. Home materials include Signing Smart Intermediate Handbook, and The Treasure Chest 2: Signs, Songs and Rhymes children’s DVD and CD with over 90 signs. A $40 non-refundable, nondiscounted materials fee is included in the cost of the class. Visit www.SigningSmart.com to learn more!

Ages: 6 mos - 3 yrs. 

Sessions: 10

Cost: $189, which includes $40 for an award-winning 55-minute children's DVD, a CD of signed songs, and our Signing Smart Intermediate handbook will all the songs, signs, and strategies! 

Dates & Registration Code: 110203A Fri. Sep. 22 10:35-11:25 a.m. 

 

TO REGISTER for our Arlington Site: 

With Questions or to Host Call: (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU

Arlington County Recreation by Phone: (703) 228-4747, unless after start date call: (703) 228-1833

Arlington County Online (until 1 week before class starts then if class has met minimum, must call): https://registration.arlingtonva.us/

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Signing Smart™: Holiday (Birth - 2.5 yrs.) F17

Signing Smart™ ASL Play Class: Holiday (NEW! Birth - Under 3 yrs w/caregiver)

Signing Smart Treasure Chest 2 video clip!

Home Materials include: Signing Smart Holiday Handbook : a non-religious handbook for signing families that contains photos of over 75 hard-to-find year-round holiday ASL signs, and festive song ideas that emphasizes how to be Signing Smart to lighten the pressures of the holidays and how to understand and experience this magical time of year from your child’s perspective.

Signing Smart Holidays!

All families (signing or not) can sign, play and sing with us! This class includes engaging activities and songs that incorporate American Sign Language (ASL) holiday and seasonal signs from Halloween to Thanksgiving to all the winter holidays and New Year's Day celebrations. Learn what signing is all about and how to use Signing Smart™ to lighten the pressures of the holidays, teach your child to communicate before he or she can talk or clarify early speech, and have fun! Learn over 40 ASL signs through gross motor play, activities and small group center time. Learn how to sing and sign such well-known songs such as “Five Little Pumpkins," "Over the River and Through the Woods,” “Frosty the Snowman” and so many more! This class includes a nonrefundable, nondiscounted $17 materials fee your Signing Smart Holiday Handbook. Be sure to visit www.SigningSmart.com to learn more! 

Instructor:  "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, LPSC, Signing Smart Master Instructor & Parent Child U Founder

Ages: Birth - 2.5 yrs.   

Sessions: Please note, this class meets 4 times: 9/23, 10/21, 11/18, and 12/2. 

Cost: $77, which includes $17 for our Signing Smart Holiday Hanbook with dozens of hard-to-find year-round holiday signs with all activities, songs, signs, and strategies!

Date & Registration Code:  110201A Sat. 9/23 & 10/21 & 11/18 & 12/2 only 9:30-10:20 a.m.

Location: Fairlington Center: 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206 (by 395 & Quaker Lane & Rt 7)

Instructor: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, Licensed Signing Smart Master Instructor & Parent Child U Founder

TO REGISTER for Arlington Recreation:

With Questions Call: (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU 

Arlington County Recreation by Phone: (703) 228-4747, unless after start date & call us :)

Arlington County Online (until 1 week before class starts then if class has met minimum and is not full, must call): https://registration.arlingtonva.us/

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Kindermusik: Cuddle & Bounce (0's & 1's) F17

Kindermusik®: Cuddle & Bounce "Old MacDonald" & "Nighty Night" (0's & 1's)

Fall 2017

Specifically designed for 0's-2's experience in our newest Village curriculum! With age-appropriate activities for newborns, to crawlers, and walkers, this parent-child music and movement class will help you strengthen those early parent-child bonds, understand your baby's development, and heavily focus on child development and communication with your baby, including American Sign Language! You and your baby will enjoy instrument play, dance, exploration time, and together time-and you'll get expert advice and parenting resources based on the most recent research in baby development. A non-refundable $25 materials fee is included in the cost of the class for your Kindermusik@home digital materials and 2 CDs. Visit  www.ParentChildU.com to see why parents LOVE our classes!

Location: Fairlington Center (3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206)

Instuctor: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, LPSC, Parent Child U Founder

Ages: Birth-1.5 yrs. (0's & 1's)

Sessions:8 (Make-ups encouraged)

Cost: $178, which includes $25 of digital materials and 2 music CDs!

Dates & Registration Code: #110220A  Sat. Sep. 23, 11:35 am-12:25pm

TO REGISTER for Arlington Recreation: 

With Questions Call: (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU 

Arlington County Recreation by Phone: (703) 228-4747, unless after start date & call us :)

Arlington County Online (until 1 week before class starts then if class has met minimum and is not full, must call): https://registration.arlingtonva.us/

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KIndermusik: Sing & Play (1's & 2's) F17

Kindermusik: Sign & Play "Big Red Barn" & "On the Town with Bear!" (1's & 2's)

Fall 2017 

Come experience "Sing & Play" specifically designed for 0's-2's. Embark on Kindermusik's newest Our Time exploration of singing, swaying, laughing, and playing - a perfect mix of early-childhood vocal play and language development, together time, and music and movement and sign language activities! Come focus on your child's beginning movement, helping to build the muscles your young toddler needs to walk, run, and climb; and on vocal development, helping to nurture your child's speaking and singing voice! A non-refundable $25 materials fee is included in the cost of the class for your new Kindermusik@home digital materials and 2 CDs. Visit www.ParentChildU.com to see why parents LOVE our classes!

Location: Fairlington Center (3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206 - by 395/Quaker Lane/Rt. 7)

Instructor: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, LPSC

Ages: 1-2 (12 mos. - 25.9 mos.)

Sessions: 8 (Make-ups also encouraged)

Cost: $178, which includes $25 of digital materials and 2 music CDs!


Dates & Registration Codes:  110209A  Sat., Sep. 23, 10:30-11:20a.m. (skipping 10/7 for Columbus Day!) AND please join our WAIT LIST so we may be able to add a 9:30 additional section. It looks good :) we have 8 on it!

TO REGISTER for Arlington Recreation:

With Questions Call: (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU 

Arlington County Recreation by Phone: (703) 228-4747, unless after start date & call us :)

Arlington County Online (until 1 week before class starts then if class has met minimum and is not full, must call): https://registration.arlingtonva.us/

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Kindermusik: Holiday Sing-A-Long! F17

Kindermusik: Winter Holiday Playdate! (0-5)

Fall 2017

Come sing winter and holiday favorites and try Kindermusik once and see what all the excitement is about! Receive a FREE The Best of Kindermusik CD or downloadable music card for giving us a try. Find out why we are year after year the world's leader in music curriculum for young children! Visit www.ParentChildU.com to see why parents LOVE our classes!

Ages: 0-5 yrs.                                   

Session: 1      

Cost: $22, which includes $15 of materials. We will have Christmas CDs and goodwill CDs.

Date & Registration Code: 110212A  Sat., Dec. 2, 10:30-11:20a.m. AND please join our WAIT LIST so we may be able to add a 9:30 additional section. It looks good :) we have 8 on it!

Location: Fairlington Center: 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206

Instructor: Miss Tracey :) Kretzer, MS, LPSC, Parent Child U Founder