Welcome to the Rock Island County All Our Kids (AOK) Early Childhood Network. Together we are working to identify community assets and recognize present and future gaps in services delivered to young children and their families.
What is AOK?
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 13 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.
Across Illinois, AOK Early Childhood Networks are forging powerful connections so that service providers, parents, and community members can create the future they want for their kids.
Learn more about what AOK Networks are doing in Illinois!
What is AOK doing in Rock Island County?
The Rock Island County AOK Network is currently working to address priority areas identified through a community assessment process utilizing secondary data and primary data gathered through interviews, group dialogue, and surveys around collaborative health. Together we are coming together to impact these priority areas through a collective impact model. The areas of strategic priority for the Rock Island County AOK Network are:
* Network Capacity
* Family Resiliency
* Development of a Coordinated Referral Database
* Culturally Competent Workforce Development
We welcome members of the community to participate in our workgroups around these areas! See our strategic plan overview
for more information about our plans for collective impact.
Would you like to learn more about AOK and how you can be a part of the work we are doing to ensure all our kids have the opportunities they need to thrive? Contact us!
Rock Island County
All Our Kids Early Childhood Network Coordinator