Health Partnerships
The primary focus of the AOK Networks is to promote healthy pregnancies and the positive growth and development of all children birth to five and their parents/caregivers. AOK Network partners engage in cross-sector, strategic initiatives so that more babies are born healthy, more children remain healthy, more children enter school ready to learn, and more parents/caregivers are leaders in their families and the community. AOK Networks improve outcomes like these by creating a more connected and coordinated system of services and supports as they address local child and family priority issues.
Kane County AOK Network Goal:
 Every child enters kindergarten safe, healthy, ready to succeed, and eager to learn   
AOK Early Childhood Networks
Contact Info:
Alyse Plattos, MPH
AOK Coordinator
Kane County Health Department
Aurora   SPARK
Elgin    EPEL

Algonquin Public Library
Batavia Public Library
Elgin - Gail Borden Public Library
Geneva Public Library
St. Charles Public Library
Sugar Grove Public Library

● Assesses the needs of very young children (younger than five years) and their families
● Links the children and their families to appropriate services
● Assists service providers in working together to close the gaps in services
● Informs others in the community about the needs of very young children and their families
● Explores the training needs of people who work with very young children and their families
● Evaluates the "systems" of services to find out if families have difficulties using the services and if these services meet the needs of young children and their families
● Provides leadership for policy development to assure the health of very young children and their families.
Network membership of the Kane County AOK: Early Childhood Networks includes representatives from agencies, organizations, and individuals throughout Kane County.

We continue to seek support from other providers, parents and community members and invite you to our meetings.
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