Early Identification and Referral

The “Early Identification and Referral” program will focus on the identification and referral of children from birth to three years of age and their families. Our program will benefit children in academic achievement, behavior, educational progression and attainment. Parents and siblings will also benefit from family supportmgroups and activities offered through Early Education Partnerships.


The “Early Identification and Referral” program is designed to produce measurable improvements in the number of infants and toddlers screened for delays in development.

  • Increase the number of children who are screened for delays.
  • Increase the number of screened referrals to South Carolina First Steps BabyNet program.
  • Increase the number of follow-up referrals to local early learning partners for children found ineligible for BabyNet services.
  • Increase parent and provider knowledge of the developmental milestones.