Please Note: ESC offices are closed with restricted access through at least February 26, 2021. However, our staff are ready to serve you remotely. Please see our contact page or staff directory to reach ESC staff via email and phone. Our North Office location is still available for background check and fingerprinting services. Thank you. 

Parent & Family Supports

While many parents and families are engaged in their children's education like never before, the ESC is providing resources and supports to ensure they have access to the necessary tools for success. If you are a school district or school looking for family and community supports, please contact our Family & Community Partnerships liaison.

Note: If you're struggling to get your child engaged in virtual learning or with school engagement in general, we urge you to request a meeting (by phone, virtually, or in-person) with a school administrator, counselor, social worker, or teacher. Meetings can typically be organized easily by school counselors and social workers. We find that this often leads to the elimination of multiple barriers and has brought clarification to the students and their families. 


Learning Extension Centers | Columbus City Schools is partnering with several community organizations on Learning Extension Centers - safe, adult-supervised, welcoming spaces where students are supported while learning virtually during the day.

Digital Learning

English Learners


Social & Emotional

Special Education

Ohio Parent Mentors Project | Parent Mentors support families through the special education process. A Parent Mentor works to educate parents in the necessary supports so that the family will feel empowered as a member of the student's educational team.

Contact Us

If you need assistance, please contact us at [email protected] or call 614-445-3750