Class Descriptions

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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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Parent Child U: Positively Disciplined! (Adults)

Parent Child U®: Positive Discipline

Teachers, parents, and grandparents,

come explore research-proven methods

for disciplining yourself and 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: 3308 S. Stafford St., 22206

Instructor: Tracey Kretzer, MS, PCLC

Ages: Adults

Session: 1

Cost: $25

Registration Winter Code: 240201A Sat., Feb. 24, 1:30-4pm OR

Registration Spring Code: 340202A

 

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®: Basics & Zoo! (0-2) Sp18

Signing Smart: Basics & Zoo! (Birth - 2 yrs. )!

Spring 2018

Experience animals in a whole new way! Your child will learn American Sign Language (ASL) signs for the zoo environment through songs, games and more! Signing Smart? strategies integrate ASL signs into songs, games and activities developed to engage very young children and their parents. Research has shown that hearingbabies and toddlers who learn sign language can communicate earlier and learn spoken language faster, while reducing frustration and tantrums and increasing IQ. A non-refundable $12 materials fee is included in the cost of the class for your Animal Flash Cards. See why families love our classes at www.ParentChildU.com.

Ages 0-2                                    3 Sessions                                $64

  310222A  Sat., Apr. 21,  9:30-10:20a.m.

  Fairlington Center.  Inst.: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, Signing Smart Master 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 (1-3 yrs.) Sp 18

Signing Smart™: Intermediate (1-3 yrs.)

Through engaging and developmentally

stimulating activities, you

will learn how to use 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!

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

materials fee is included in the cost of the class.

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

Instructor: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, LPSC

Ages: 10 mos.- 3 yrs.

Sessions: 3

Cost: $84, which includes $40 of materials

Registration Code: 310203A

Dates: Sat., April 21st - May 5th 12:45-1:35pm

 

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 Foundations: C&Bounce (0's & 1's) Sp18

Kindermusik® Foundations:

Cuddle & Bounce (0's & 1's)

Ages: Birth - 1.5 yrs.

 

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 $12
materials fee is included in the cost of
the class for your Kindermusik@home
digital materials and a CD. Visit www.
ParentChildU.com to see why parents
LOVE our classes!
Location: Fairlington Center.
Instructor: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer
Ages: Birth-1.5
Sessions: 3
Cost: $64
Registration Code: 310220A
Dates: Saturday, April 21st - May 5th 11:35am-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 

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: Level 1: Sing & Play (1's & 2's) Sp18

Kindermusik® Level 1:

Sign & Play (1's & 2')

Ages: 1 yr. - 2.99 yrs.

 

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 $12
materials fee
is included in the cost of the class for
your new Kindermusik@home digital
materials and a CD. Visit www.
ParentChildU.com to see why parents
LOVE our classes!
Location: Fairlington Center: 3308 S. Stafford St., 22206
Instructor: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, PCLC
Ages: 1-2
Sessions: 3
Cost: $64
Registration Code: 310209A
Dates: Saturday, April 21st - May 5th, 10:35-11:25 a.m.

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 

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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