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February 20, 2007

Can't we all just get along?: Playground Diplomacy for preschoolers

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Local mama, early childhood educator/counselor, and founder of Parent Child University Tracey Kretzer has announced a new program, which she'll be teaching for Arlington County Recreation this spring - "Playground Diplomacy," a preschool conflict resolution class focusing on ages 2-4.

The spring program will meet Wednesdays in March and April at the Walter Reed Rec Center - and will also be available to preschools, playgroups, childcare centers, etc. this fall. The curriculum can also be adapted to ages 5+.

Here's a description from Tracey: "Part play class, part parenting class, come explore conflict resolution topics through literature, puppets, music, ASL, movement, crafts, noncompetitive parachute and other games, and more. Come enjoy research-proven methods of learning child to child and parent to parent 'playground diplomacy.' Feelings, compliments, empathy, problem-solving, bully-busting, tattling vs. reporting, anger management, stress, self-control, and more will be explored."

For more info or to set up a class at your child's daycare center or preschool, 571.643.1002 or send email to: classes (at) parentchildu (dot) com.

Posted by Sarah at 9:11 PM.