This school-day program looks and feels like a traditional school but is designed to help K-12 students with emotional and mental health needs, develop emotional regulation. So they can succeed now and in the future.

The Day Treatment Program teaches students to:

  • Self-regulate and manage emotions in a healthy manner
  • Identify errors in thinking
  • Set realistic goals
  • Function independently
  • Focus on academics for an extended period of time
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills


Door-to-door transportation services

Low 1:6 staff to student ratio

Structured, empathetic learning environment

Research-based curriculum

Available at any of our 8 locations in northeast Ohio


The ultimate goal of the Day Treatment Program is to develop the student’s ability to succeed in a traditional public school classroom, in post-secondary education and in employment.

Learn skills to manage emotions and attention

Increase academic success

Practice interpersonal skills

Gain social confidence


EA’s Day Treatment School Program looks and feels like a traditional school, but our process ensures every students’ special education and mental health needs are being met.

Licensed Teachers and Mental Health Facilitators

EA classrooms are staffed with highly qualified professionals to implement the perfect blend of educational and therapeutic best practices.

Individualized Education Plans

Our students receive personalized instruction based on their own IEP, ensuring each and every student receives the kind of education they need.

Small Class Sizes

EA classrooms have a maximum of 12 students, which helps us maintain a 1:6 staff to student ratio.

High Academic Standards

We follow Ohio Dept. of Education Academic Standards, including state testing, to ensure our students can graduate on time and receive their diploma.


Unconditional Positive Regard

Unconditional Positive Regard is based on the principle that students need a positive foundation of trust, rather than punishment, to succeed. Students in EA’s school-based day treatment programs learn that everyday is a fresh start, a new opportunity, so they can make progress on their individual goals.

My experience at EA has been great; I have no complaints. My son’s behavior has gotten a lot better. EA has a lot more patience with him than other schools, you don’t just send him home or kick him out.

– Ozie G., Elyria Parent

It’s the best decision we made. It was a hard decision to make – at first, you think you want them to stay in regular school. This the school for her, though. It meets all her needs.

– Jackie M., Elyria Parent

EA is the place that made my daughter fall in love with school and learning … She is 180 degree turned in a positive direction, and I am forever grateful for EA.

– Valeri L., Springfield Parent

EA helped my son tremendously. He used to have outbursts at home, couldn’t stay at daycare, couldn’t be in public school, and was getting in trouble with police. Now he doesn’t even need his medication anymore because he’s able to use coping mechanisms that they’ve taught him.

– Nicole O., Ravenna Parent

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