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 & theTreeSchoolers 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 & 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”