The Alternative Learning Center (TALC) is a homeschooling community and parent-led, learning cooperative based in Columbia County, New York.
Our mission is to provide a place where homeschooling families meet to support each other and learn together in an inclusive environment. Talc strives to create a community of purposeful inclusion. We value the diversity of racial, cultural, religious, and political identity and background, sexual orientation, gender identity and its expression, learning differences, and mental and physical health and abilities. All are welcome to join us in embracing this equity and inclusion for every person in our community. Our membership includes approximately 15-20 families from Columbia, Berkshire, Greene, Ulster, Rensselaer, and surrounding counties.
We meet once a week at the facility we rent, which has classrooms, a kitchen, and outdoor play space. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Our schedule is comprised of an autumn session and a spring session, each running approximately 13 weeks. TALC is currently accepting new members. Contact us at talcinfo at yahoo.com. For more info check out our Facebook page