The Treatment and Learning Centers (TLC) serve students with severe behavior/emotional disorders. Self-contained classrooms are located at Humboldt, Kansas, and Effingham - Freshstart. There are also three TLC classrooms located within the Effingham school district. Students from kindergarten through high school are provided services.

Emotional and Behavioral Management

Based upon each child's individualized education program (IEP) a variety of approaches are utilized to provide the student with the opportunity to benefit from his or her education. TLC utilizes several approaches in order to help students achieve their goals. These include positive behavior management strategies such as a tri-level point system with rewards for appropriate behavior, providing a structured and routine environment, individual and group counseling, social work services, implementing therapeutic crisis intervention strategies and systems of support, and individualized academics.

TLC's goal is to teach students functional behavioral skills which will assist the student to return to the the regular class setting as soon as possible.

TLC Resources

This is a link to a public Google Drive folder. It contains documents that pertain to TLC.

Humboldt TLC

Humboldt TLC

306 Adams Street, PO Box 97

Humboldt, IL 61931

David Logsdon


Phone: 217.856.2223

Fax: 217.856.2234


Kansas TLC

Kansas TLC

101 Catherine St

Kansas, IL 61933

Jane Gregory


Phone: 217.948.5751

Fax: 217.948.5752


fresh start tlc

Fresh Start TLC

215 N. First Street

Effingham, IL 62401

Gregory Petty


Phone: 217.342.6161

Fax: 217.342.6160