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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 or (888) 703-4PCU 

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Signing Smart: Holiday! F18

Signing Smart™: Holiday! (0-2 yrs.)

Come experience the power and fun

of Signing Smart this holiday with

your baby or toddler! Come sign and

play with our toys, tunnel, parachute,

and more during this exciting ASL play

class. Sing Halloween, Thanksgiving

and Winter Holiday songs and check

us out for our Signing Smart: Beginner/

Intermediate classes coming soon!

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

SigningSmart.com to see why families

LOVE our classes! An $14 non-refundable

materials fee is included in the cost

of the class for Signing Smart Holiday

Handbook. Fairlington Center.

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

Instructor: Miss Tracey :) Kretzer, MS, LPSC
Ages: Birth - 5 yrs. 

Sessions: 1

Cost: $25, which includes $14 of home materials!
Registration Code: 110234A Sat.

Dates: Sat., Dec. 8, 9:30-10:20 p.m.

 

 

 

Kindermusik: Holiday Sing-A-Long! F18

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: 110235A Sat., Dec. 8, 10:30-11:20 a.m. or

Dates & Registration Code: 110235B Sat., Dec. 8, 11:45a.m.-12:35p.m.

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

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

 

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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Mindful Moving Kids Yoga (6-10 yrs.) W19

NEW! Mindful Moving Kids (

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Mindful Moving Kids (Yoga & Mindfulness & More
Mindful Moving Kids (MMK) utilizes
the brain-body connection to enhance
kids’ emotional awareness, self-regulation,
and physical development.
During this six-week series, your child
will learn physical yoga poses, mindfulness
techniques, and even some neuroscience
to help them understand why
physical movement and breathing can
impact their feelings and behavior.
Class newsletters will be provided each
week, with a review of that week’s
material and ways for families to incorporate
MMK strategies into their daily
routines. Mindful Moving Kids has
been developed by and the course is
led by Beth Hardy, Ed.S., Certified Yoga
Instructor at www.BMHWellness.com.
Fairlington Center. Inst.: Hardy
Ages 6-10 6 Sessions $137
210212A Sat., Jan. 26, 9-9:50am

Classes begin 1/26-3/9 (skipping 2/16) at Fairlington Center. 

Private sessions at other locations.

Taught by Beth Hardy, Ed. S., Certified Yoga instructor and School Psychologist.

Dr. Sears Wellness Institute:Prime-Time Health W19

Prime-Time Health: This program is designed to be facilitated as four individual, ninety-minute classes (but can be a 2-week 2-hour seminar quick-start!)*.  These classes can be taken one at a time or as a series and are for those in the health prevention and/or repair mindset. Each class is appropriate for those in “prime-time” years of their life (40+). As part of the class, participants will receive the appropriate Prime-Time Health workbook, a healthy snack, and a copy of the book, Prime-Time Health by Dr. William Sears. The four classes include:  

  1. Open Your Internal Pharmacy. Learn about the keys, and the science behind your body’s internal pharmacy.  You can help your body produce these custom-made medicines and be in charge of your health. 
  2. Make Health Your Hobby. Understand how the body works and focus on making good choices for great health every day. 
  3. Move Waste from your Waist. Waist size is a strong indicator of our overall health!  Find out how to remove toxic waste and eliminate the health-harming chemicals that are produced by belly fat. 
  4. Live Without Pain and Inflammation.Inflammation literally means the body’s immune system is on fire.  Learn the primary causes, and ways to reduce inflammation throughout the body. 

New! Parent Child U®: Dr. Sears
Wellness Institute: L.E.A.N.

L.E.A.N. (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude,
and Nutrition) program is safe, easy,
and proven to make a difference. It is
not a diet, but a way of living. Come
learn how simple movements can help
your body release Nitric Oxide (a Nobel
Prize winning discovery) which dilates
your blood vessels and helps your
body make its own (free) medicine!
Learn how you can eat twice as often,
half as much, chew twice as long -
and lose weight! Come learn how16
Super Foods can help everything from
your mood, to your eyesight, to your
blood sugar levels, to your blood
pressure! A non-refundable $20 fee
for 4 handbooks and healthy snacks is
included in the price of the class. Join
us and learn more at www.Transform5.
com
. Fairlington Center. Inst.: Kretzer
Ages Adult 2 Sessions

Kindermusik: Level 1 Sing & Play (1's & 2's) W19

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! One adult must participate
with child. Fairlington Center.
Inst.: Kretzer
Ages 1-2 10 Sessions $217
210209A Sat., Jan. 26, 10:45-11:35am

Kindermusik:Foundations Cuddle & Bounce 0's & 1's

Kindermusik® Foundations:
Cuddle & Bounce


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 a CD. Visit www.ParentChildU.com
to see why parents LOVE our classes!
One adult must participate with child.
Fairlington Center. Inst.: Kretzer
Ages Birth-2 1/2 10 Sessions $217
210220A Sat., Jan. 26, 11:45am-12:35pm

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

Signing Smart: Basics & Zoo (Birth - 2yrs.) W19

Signing Smart® : Basics & Zoo!

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 hearing
babies 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. One adult
must participate with child. Fairlington
Center. Inst.: Kretzer
Ages Birth-2 1/2 4 Sessions $65
210206A Sat., Mar. 16, 9:30-10:20am

Signing Smart Parent-Teacher Workshop (Adult) W19

Parent Child U: Signing Smart

Teacher & Parent Workshop
The Signing Smart 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). A
non-refundable $19 fee is included
in the cost of the workshop for home
materials, including the award-winning
Signing Smart with Babies and Toddlers:
A Parent’s Strategy and Activity Guide.
Fairlington Center. Inst.: Kretzer
Ages Adult 1 Session $40
240202A Sat., Jan. 19, 9:30am-12:30pm

Parent Child U®: Positively Disciplined! W19

Parent Child U: Positively® Disciplined!

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! Fairlington
Center. Inst.: Kretzer
Ages Adult 1 Session $25
240201A Sat., Feb. 9, 1:30-4pm