PLEASE NOTE: ESC of Central Ohio offices are closed through at least July 26th. However, staff are prepared to serve you via email, phone, and/or videoconference. 
ESC of Central Ohio Central Office background check services reopened on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Background check and fingerprinting services are currently limited for educational personnel only, regardless of employer. This service is available by appointment only. Learn More

ED Collaborative Learning Centers

ED Collaborative Learning Centers

The Educational Service Center of Central Ohio offers classes designed to support the unique needs of students in a public school setting who experience significant emotional and behavioral challenges that impede learning. Students are supported by a team of highly skilled and licensed/certified professionals including a teacher, paraprofessional, transition specialist and a mental health specialist, as deemed appropriate.

The staff, provided by the ESC, works collaboratively with district personnel to develop and implement Individualized Education Program goals. In addition, the staff assists students, parents and district personnel and serves as liaisons among school and mental health agencies in the community.

The program design promotes and facilitates student access to the general education environment through a blend of educational and mental health strategies and supports to ensure comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the social, emotional and academic needs of each student.

Students participating in the ED Collaborative Learning Centers benefit from small group instruction as well as a highly specialized and structured learning environment.