MILTON - A Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit (CSIU) program at Line Mountain Elementary School was among 14 sites to earn recognition from the state for implementing a positive behavior model for students.

The program was recognized for providing a positive social climate during the 2013-14 school year. Staff were also lauded for interacting, prompting and encouraging students to increase positive social behavior.

A badge was given to Trevorton Pre-K Counts staff for their second year of implementing positive behavior. The classroom was recognized by the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PAPBS) at its annual conference in Hershey.

The PAPBS Network recognizes that all children achieve better outcomes in academic, social and emotional competence when Positive Behavior Interventions Supports (PBIS) is implemented in early childhood programs. PBIS eliminates barriers to learning, creates and maintains a safe and effective learning environment in schools and ensures that all students have the social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school and beyond.

"This is a program-wide effort to reduce barriers to learning, and to create and maintain a safe and effective learning environment," said Jan Salwocki, CSIU early childhood program supervisor.

"We are committed to supporting these children to ensure they have the skills needed to succeed in home, school and beyond," she added.

Pre-K Counts is a free program that promotes school readiness for children ages three to five and emphasizes that parents are their child's first teacher. For eligibility information, please call the CSIU at 570-523-1155, ext. 2209 or visit www.csiu.org/EarlyEd.