Learn Preschool Science with Rachel & the TreeSchoolers

What is Rachel & the TreeSchoolers?

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:

  • Lets your child go to preschool with Rachel from Signing Time!
  • Actively engages children in learning
  • Teaches values like kindness, teamwork and sharing
  • Follows the CORI 4 Step Learning Cycle

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Why is It Funded by Parents & Teachers?

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.

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Our vision of the world is one in which all children, regardless of their abilities, can express themselves, feel valued and understood, and be supported in achieving their full potential.


Why TreeSchoolers?

Today’s children’s programming is light on education, heavy on advertising. Unfortunately, selling trumps teaching.

  • Minimally educational
  • Passive learning
  • Based on what sells toys and merchandise
  • Features few or no real people
  • Teaches 0-3 things per show
  • Funded by advertisers
  • Highly educational
  • Active learning
  • Based on Ph.D researched curriculum
  • Features real kids in the real world
  • Teaches 30+ facts and concepts per show
  • Funded by parents

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”


Who is Rachel Coleman?

Rachel Coleman is the Emmy-nominated host of Signing Time. In TreeSchoolers, she plays the part of the preschool teacher. She’s like Mary Poppins meets Mr. Rogers – able to connect with and teach children of all ages. She’s created original songs that help children remember concepts for the rest of their lives (think School House Rock).