AOK - All Our Kids Early Childhood Networks

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

The All Our Kids (AOK) Early Childhood Network is a collaborative effort between the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois State Board of Education, local health departments, family members, and other local agencies serving very young children and their families.

The AOK Network is a community-based collaboration that is committed to developing a high-quality, well-coordinated, easily-accessible system of care that will promote positive growth and development for children 0-5 and their families. The overall goal of the AOK Network is to ensure that all children under the age of five years and their families have the opportunity to receive the services they need - from prenatal care to well-baby checkups to parenting education to specialized services, such as speech therapy, physical therapy or home visits.

There are 12 community networks in Illinois. Each network includes a wide range of service providers who work together to ensure that babies are born healthy, children remain healthy and enter school ready to learn, and families are satisfied with the services that they receive.

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