As a cross-sector early childhood system, AOK Networks care about a wide variety of child and family outcomes, all of which are found in the AOK Networks Developmental Pathway.
The aim of AOK Networks is to improve outcomes for children in three impact areas:
- Babies are born healthy
- Young children are safe, healthy, and developing positively
- Children are kindergarten ready
In order to achieve this aim, AOK Networks pay close attention to a continuum of outcomes that are significant for children’s health, safety, and positive development. These child outcomes start prenatally and span through entry into Kindergarten.
Knowing that families play a vital role in supporting their children to reach these outcomes, AOK Networks also focus on family outcomes. When families achieve essential outcomes, they do better and so do their children. Families’ outcomes are organized into four areas.
- Parents/caregivers as children’s first teachers
- Parent/caregivers provide safe, healthy environments
- Parents/caregivers are engaged in family supports and services
- Families are self-sufficient and healthy