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 3-hour private Session $100

Location: your favorite place

With Questions Call: (571) 643-1002

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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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Dr. Sears Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition

Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. (Lifestyle - Exercise - Attitude - Nutrition) Start Program: Adults

Dr. Sears L.E.A.N. Essentials

 

If you are confused by the latest Food Pyramid, worried about

the obesity epidemic or just want to learn how to eat healthier, join

us for this fun, interactive educational session and learn Dr. Sears™

four pillars of healthy living: L.E.A.N.: Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition.

Dr. William Sears is the author of over 45books and has been referred

to as “America’s Pediatrician.”

 

Your certified L.E.A.N. Coach will guide you through fun activities,

video clips and a delicious, healthy snack. Specifically, we will

discuss why you should care about what your children eat,

traffic light eating, why breakfast is important, the skinny on

fat, how much protein is enough, how play helps children grow,

why frequent sips of water are so essential and so much more!

Participants will leave with lots of answers, healthy and tasty

recipes, a discount on the L.E.A.N. Start Program and the LEAN

Essentials Workbook. Please bring a $15 materials fee to class.

Educational certificates will be given. Be sure to visit www.

ParentChildU.com to learn more!

Instructor: Kretzer

Location: Your Home/School/Office!

Ages: Adults

Sessions: 1-2

Cost: $TBD

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

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Kindermusik: Holiday Sing-A-Long! F19

Kindermusik: Winter Holiday Playdate! (0-5)

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: $25, which includes $15 of materials. We will have Christmas CDs or New Year's CDs for you to choose.

Dates & Registration Code: Sat., Dec. 7  #110235-A

Dates & Registration Code: Sat., Dec. 7  #110235-B

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

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

 

Signing Smart: Intermediate (12-36 mos.) W19

Signing Smart®: Intermediate


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. One adult must participate with
child. Fairlington Center. Inst.: Kretzer
Ages 6 months-3 10 Sessions $207
210203A Sat., Jan. 26, 12:45-1:35pm

Kindermusik: Level 1 Sing & Play (1's & 2's) W20

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 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 a CD. Visit www.ParentChildU.com to see why parents LOVE our classes!

 

Ages 1-2                               9 Sessions            $187 (includes CD & materials)

  210209A  Sat., 1/25/20 - 3/21/20 10:30-11:20 a.m., (skipping 2/15)

  Fairlington Center.  Inst.: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer, MS, LPSC

Kindermusik: Family Time! (Birth - 5 yrs) W20

Kindermusik: Family Time "Family & Friends" (0-5y)

Kindermusik®: Family Time "Family & Friends" and "How Do You Feel?"


"Family & Friends" & "How Do You Feel?" is a fun, energetic family class where every child is welcome and a family's "together time" is celebrated and cherished, It is designed to apply musical and developmentally appropriate learning in a multi-age, multi-child, family environment. Family Time helps children develop musical skills, as well as the social skills, necessary to share, take turns, and strengthen the family bond among family members. Children 9 months and younger and siblings over 5 are FREE and welcome with a registered sibling. A non-refundable $22 materials fee is included in the cost of the class for your new Kindermusik at home materials.
Location: Fairlington Center: 3308 S. Stafford St.          Instructor: "Miss Tracey" Kretzer
Ages: Birth-5       Sessions: 9          Cost: $187, which INCLUDES your $30 materials fee
Registration Code:    210221-A        Date & Time: Fri., 1/25/20-3/21/20, (skipping 2/15/2)  9:30-10:20 a.m.