Rachel & the TreeSchoolers incorporates the best elements of Schoolhouse Rock, Mr. Rogers and Sesame Street to deliver a well-rounded preschool science curriculum for ages 2-6. This Science Learning System:
The TV studios we approached about Rachel & the TreeSchoolers turned us down because the show was “too educational for children’s television” (their words). We disagreed – and we knew our Signing Time families felt the same way. So we took the project directly to them through a Kickstarter campaign. In 30 days, nearly 2,400 people pledged $218,000 to fund a total of 6 episodes. You’ll see many of those supporters’ kids in the shows! Now there are 9 Episodes of Rachel & the TreeSchoolers funded by parents and teachers like you.
Our vision of the world is one in which all children, regardles of their abilities, can express themselves, feel valued and understood, and be supported in achieving their full potential.
Today’s children’s programming is light on education, heavy on advertising. Unfortunately, selling trumps teaching.
FACT – Only 1 in 8 kid’s educational programs meet high quality standards (1)
FACT – Only 1 in 4 were classified as minimally educational (2)
FACT – Advertisers spend $12 billion a year on ads targeting children (3)
FACT – TV execs told us that Rachel & the TreeSchoolers is “just too educational for children’s television”