ORANGE, Calif. (KABC) — Administrators at a full-inclusion school in Orange are looking forward to Giving Tuesday after the Walton Family Foundation pledged to match $25,000.
Doors opened at Tomorrow’s Leadership Collaborative Charter School (TLC) in 2018 for children in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade.
TLC staff said their teaching model was the first of its kind in Orange County and lets every student participate regardless of the language they speak, their socioeconomic status or their special needs.
It was just what Diana Tamparong wanted for her boys. Her youngest has Down syndrome.
“Someone said look out for a school in Orange County called TLC,” Tamparong said, adding, “when my son Dominic grows up he’s not going to have the ability to go to a special grocery store. He’s not going to have the ability to go to a special needs library. He’s going to be in society with other typical-developing adults and young adults, and we need to be able to provide what that looks like now.”