Parent Child U Current Classes (Double-click) your class choice for more info at www.ParentChildU.com - REGISTER (571) 643-1002!

Class Schedule
Class Descriptions
Parent Coaching by PCU's Founder Tracey (Adults)

Parent Coaching - Positively Disciplined   

Don't want to sit through a group class? Have specific questions you want answered privately? Want the encouragement and reinforcement that you are on the right track? Want new ideas and skills to try? Then, a Parent Coaching seminar is for you! 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 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, 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!

Ages: Adults

Cost: per 2-hour private Session $100

Location: your favorite place

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

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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 Code: 440201A Sat.

Date: Saturday, Jun. 30, 1:30-3:45pm

 

 

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®: Parent Workshops (Adults)

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

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: 07/07/18 340202-A Sat. 1:30-3:45 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®:Childcare Provider/Teacher Workshop

 

Signing Smart™ Childcare Providers & Infant/Toddler Teacher Workshop

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. Also includes 2 Diaper-bag Dictionaries – your choice of 2: First Signs, Animal Signs, Food Signs, or Holiday Signs.

Ages: Adults. Perfect for child care providers, nannies, babysitters, and even grandparents who provide care for children ages 0-2.

Price: Starting at just $200 for 6 teachers and a 2-hour Power Point presentation and interactive session with one of our fabulous licensed Signing Smart instructors! An additional $45 Home Materials fee is required for each 3rd Teacher at one center cost and an additional $25 fee for each teacher over the original 6. At least one or two additional follow-up visits are highly recommended and priced according to time and travel costs. Ongoing child enrichment classes are also available to reenforce your efforts. Parent education seminars to teach the parents are highly recommended and make a huge difference in how soon children sign back!

Description: This Signing Smart Workshop is relevant for childcare providers and teachers of hearing infants and toddlers and is specifically geared towards those who work with multiple children simultaneously. More than just motivating teachers to sign with the babies and toddlers in their care, this workshop helps professionals develop a plan for successfully incorporating signs and research-proven Signing Smart strategies and techniques into their classrooms. By using group-orientated Signing Smart strategies, teachers will enhance spoken language skills, facilitate cognitive and emotional development, and take advantage of this powerful classroom management tool. As a result, teachers will notice a decrease in children's frustration, aggression, and tantrums, and an increase in constructive interactions and positive affect. Through instructor presentation, interactive activities and discussion, and video examples, you will learn simple but successful Signing Smart techniques that make signing a welcome addition to your work with children. You will learn the Signing Smart Start in a group setting, as well as how many and which signs to use as you introduce Signing Smart to your entire class. You will further learn how help children access your signs in the hectic environment of a classroom, how to implement our simple and successful strategies that make signing a breeze, as well as how to recognize what signs look like on children's hands.

Date: Available upon request for prearranged groups.

Time: Time to be determined.

Location: TBD

To Register: Call (571) 643-1002 or (888) 703-4PCU to arrange your own private session for your center or child care providers.

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Signing Smart™: Beginner (0-2 yrs.)

Signing Smart®: Beginner!
Signing Smart 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 children typically have
25 signs and 16 words! Most children
start combining words into two-word
sentences by 20 months, whereas
Signing Smart 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 fee includes
Signing Smart for Early Communication,
Signing Smart Video Glossary and The
Treasure Chest: Vol. 1 children’s video.

Location: Fairlington Center

Instructor: Miss Tracey :) Kretzer
Ages: Birth-2 yrs.

Sessions: 5

Registration Code: 410200A Sat.

Dates: Jun. 30, 9:30-10:20am, skipping 7/14

 

 

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.)

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: S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206

Instructor: Miss Tracey :) Kretzer, MS, LPSC
Ages: 10months-3

Sessions: 5

Cost: $122, which includes $40 of home materials
Registration Code: 410203A

Dates: Fri., Jun. 29, 9:30-10:20am

 

 

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 Cuddle & Bounce (0&1s)

Kindermusik® Foundations: Cuddle & Bounce (0's & 1's)

Ages: Birth - 1.5 yrs.

 

Kindermusik: Foundations Cuddle & Bounce!
Specifically designed for 0's-2's experience in our newest Village curriculum! With age-appropriate activities f orn ewborns, to crawlers, and walkers, this parent-child music and movement class will help you strengthen those earlyparent-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 pl ay, dance, exploratio ntime, and together time-and you'll get expert advice and parenting resources based on the m ost recent research inbaby development. A non-refundable $12 materials fee is included in the cost of the class for your Kindermusik homedigital materials and a CD. Visit www.ParentChildU.com to see why parents LOVE our classes!
Ages: 0-1.5 yrs. 
Sessions: 5
Cost: $112, includes $12 for your digital home materials (music & more) and CD
Registration Code: 410220A Fri., Jun. 29, 11:35a.m.-12:25p.m.
Registration Code: 410220B Sat., Jun. 30, 11:35a.m.-12:25p.m., skipping 7/14
Location: Fairlington Center: S. Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22206
Instructor: Miss Tracey : ) Kretzer, MS, LPSC
 

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 (Su18)

Kindermusik® Level 1: Sign & Play (1's & 2')

Ages: 1 yr. - 2.99 yrs.

 

Kindermusik: Level 1 Sing & Play
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 tonurture your child's speaking and singing voice! A non-refundable $12 materials fee is included in the cost of the classfor your new Kindermusik@home digital materials and a CD. Visit www.ParentChildU.com to see why parents LOVE our classes!
Ages: 1-2 yrs.
Sessions: 5
Cost: $112, includes $12 of materials
Registration Code: 410209A Fri., Jun. 29, 10:30-11:20a.m
Registration Code: 410209B Sat., Jun. 30, 10:30-11:20a.m., skipping 7/14
Location: Fairlington Center
Instructor: Miss Tracey :) Kretzer, MS, LPSC
 

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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Birthday Parties By PCU®! (0-7 yrs)

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

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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