All Our Kids. They Can Thrive by the Age of Five

All Our Kids - AOK

Our Journey

In 1986 the agency opened one of the first programs for parents, caregivers and preschool children in York Region. Facilities were located in Woodbridge, Thornhill and Maple, with several outreach locations. Operating as child-parent resource centres, the program focused on strengthening parenting skills and building knowledge while offering staff support and resources.

In 2000, the Regional Municipality of York launched the Early Years Demonstration Project to mobilize the community to enhance early child development and parenting supports in the Region. 

The project envisioned improved child outcomes in learning, behaviour, health and social development for all children in York Region, through access to the components of early child development and parenting supports recommended in the Early Years Study.

Guiding principles include accessibility, adaptability, flexibility, parent and community involvement, informed passion, respect for diversity, continuum of supports, integrated services and accountability.

All Our Kids (AOK) came to life as a result of this project.