The Alternative Learning Center (TALC) is a homeschooling community and 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.

Our membership includes approximately 20-30 families from Columbia, Berkshire, Greene, Ulster, Rensselaer, and surrounding counties. We meet once or twice a week at our facility, which has a gym, classrooms, a kitchen, playing fields, tennis courts, a playroom for toddlers, and an outdoor playground. The facility is wheelchair accessible. Our schedule is comprised of an autumn term and a spring term, each running approximately 12 weeks.

TALC is currently accepting new members. Check out our class offerings and calendar, and join our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news.