Tune In to 'Meet Me at the Great Tree'

Original Educational TV Program for Kids Premiering on Milwaukee's MY 24 TV on January 11, 2010

Jan 12, 2010, 13:58 ET from National Network of Digital Schools from ,Wisconsin Virtual Learning

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the National Network of Digital Schools (NNDS), in partnership with Wisconsin Virtual Learning (WVL), a charter school of the Northern Ozaukee School District, is proud to announce the Wisconsin premiere of its original television program for kids, "Meet Me at the Great Tree."

Starting January 11, 2010, the show is airing on Milwaukee's MY 24 TV Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m.8:00 a.m. for seven weeks of original educational programming.  The show is an educational program designed for young children, aged three to six years old.  It is based on NNDS' Little Lincoln curriculum, which will be exclusively offered at Wisconsin Virtual Learning, a public charter school that will serve students in grades K4 thru 12 with the adoption of Little Lincoln.

"At Wisconsin Virtual Learning, we are dedicated to providing our students with high-quality, innovative and engaging learning experiences.  We are proud to partner with the National Network of Digital Schools to offer the Little Lincoln elementary curriculum to our students as well as sponsor this terrific educational program for children," said Dr. William R. Harbron, Superintendent of the Northern Ozaukee School District.

"'Meet Me at the Great Tree' combines our educational expertise and creative talent to produce an educational and entertaining learning experience for young children to enjoy at home each morning," explained Kellie Hamilton, director of elementary curriculum for the National Network of Digital Schools.

Each week, the show's host, Miss Palomine, and her sidekick, Socrates the Squirrel, focus on an overarching theme, such as "Making Friends," "All about Me," or "Hobbies." Click here to see a preview of the show – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFMO1VwUQHY.

Miss Palomine and Socrates the Squirrel tell stories, play games, make recipes, and learn a "Word of the Day," along with other fun activities, to illustrate that week's theme. They are visited often by their friends from the fictional community of Midlandia. The Midlandians, including Harvest the Farmer and Dewey the Librarian, are compassionate, hard-working citizens who come to life from the Lincoln Interactive's elementary curriculum, Little Lincoln.

Wisconsin Virtual Learning has a proud seven-year tradition of providing a rigorous and personalized curriculum, using innovative technology and educational materials. It was founded on the belief that teachers and parents working in a close relationship results in students being successful learners, prepared to meet their post-secondary goals in the 21st century.  It is proudly offering the cutting-edge Little Lincoln elementary curriculum to its students.

"As a parent of a three year old and a kindergarten teacher, I choose television programs for my child very carefully.  It is important that programs be educational as well as entertaining," said Carrie Bowen of Kaukauna, WI.  

SOURCE National Network of Digital Schools; Wisconsin Virtual Learning