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 or (888) 703-4PCU 


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.


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 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: Dates TBD based on holiday

Dates: TBD based on holiday




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!



Dr. Sears Wellness Institute:Prime-Time Health

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.
. Inst.: Kretzer; Ages: Adult; Date TBD

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: Foundations-Cuddle & Bounce! (Su19)

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 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 to see why parents LOVE our classes!


Ages 0-2                                    5 Sessions                               $112

  410220A  Fri., Jul. 5, 11:45a.m.-12:35p.m.

  Fairlington Center.  Inst.: Kretzer


Ages 0-2                                    5 Sessions                               $112

  410220B  Sat., Jul. 13, 11:45a.m.-12:35p.m.

  Fairlington Center.  Inst.: Kretzer

Kindermusik: Level 1 Sing & Play! (Su19)

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 to see why parents LOVE our classes!


Ages 1-2                                    5 Sessions                               $112

  410209A  Fri., Jul. 5, 10:45-11:35a.m.

  Fairlington Center.  Inst.: Kretzer


Ages 1-2                                    5 Sessions                               $112

  410209B  Sat., Jul. 13, 10:45-11:35a.m.

  Fairlington Center.  Inst.: Kretzer

Parent Child U: Signing Smart Parent Workshop Su19

Signing Smart®: Parent & Childcare Provider Workshop!


Parent Child U®: Signing Smart Parent/Provider 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 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.


Ages 18-99                                1 Session                                  $40

  440202A  Sat., Jul. 6,  9-11:30a.m.

  Fairlington Center.  Inst.: Kretzer

Signing Smart: Beginner (Su19)

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(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 A non-refundable $40 home materials includes Signing Smart for Early Communication, Signing Smart Video Glossary and The Treasure Chest: Vol. 1 children's video.


Ages 0-2                                    5 Sessions                               $122

  410202A  Sat., Jul. 13,  9:45-10:35a.m.

  Fairlington Center.  Inst.: Kretzer


Ages 0-3                                    5 Sessions                               $122

  410202B  Sat., Jul. 13, 12:45- 1:35p.m.

  Fairlington Center.  Inst.: Kretzer