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   
What does AOK do?
● 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.
AOK Early Childhood Networks Illinois
AOK Early Childhood Networks - Kane County
AOK Network Partners:

Aunt Martha’s
Aurora University
Batavia Park District
Batavia Public Library
Boys and Girls Club of Elgin
Breaking Free
Changing Children’s’ Worlds Foundation
Easter Seals
Elgin Community College
Elgin Partnership for Early Learning
Family Focus
Foster What Matters, Inc
Gail Borden Public Library
Geneva Public Library
Greater Elgin Family Care Center
Kane County Health Department
Kane County Regional Office of Education
Kane County State’s Attorney
Messenger Public Library of North Aurora
Mid-Valley Special Education
One Hope United
Presence Health
Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
School District 129 
School District 131
School District 300
School District U-46
St. Charles Public Library
Taylor Family YMCA
Two Rivers Head Start Agency
VNA Healthcare
Well Child Center
YWCA Elgin

Contact Info:
Rebecca Lyons, MPH
AOK Coordinator
Kane County Health Department
The AOK Network meets
the last Thursday of every month
from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
The location varies
We do not meet in November
December meeting date varies

Please RSVP to LyonsRebecca@co.kane.il.us
 or 630-232-5829
Local Partner Collaborations:
Aurora   SPARK
Elgin    EPEL
Elgin     ACE
AOK Social Media:
Community Resources
for Kindergaren Readiness:

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

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