Community Based Programs

PASOs Connections for Child Development

In 2019

Children impacted by Early Childhood Development Connections

Children received a developmental screening

Parents received education to support their child’s development at home

In 2020

Children impacted by Early Childhood Development Connections

Children received a developmental screening

Parents received education to support their child’s development at home

In 2021

Children impacted by Early Childhood Development Connections

Children received a developmental screening

Parents received education to support their child’s development at home

PASOs Community Health Workers (CHWs) screen children’s development primarily at the family’s home and other sites including clinics and libraries. Children that exhibit developmental needs are referred to appropriate resources, therapies, and specialty care.

CHWs also further connect families to resources that address child development, hunger, medical needs, and other social determinants of health.

Why is it important?
  • South Carolina has seen a 900% increase in the Latino child population under the age of 15 in the last 20 years.
  • Latino children currently represent 10% of SC’s child population ages 0-5, and in some counties the totals reach over 25%.
  • Detecting a developmental need early greatly increases the chance of effective early intervention.
This program is offered in:
  • Beaufort 
  • Jasper
  • Spartanburg
  • Berkeley
  • Charleston
  • Dorchester
  • Lexington
  • Richland