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Let's Get Back to Work

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Helping providers create safe environments.
Helping families understand safety.

Let’s help each other get back to work.

Child care programs play a critical role in our communities. By offering quality care and education, they create a two-generational economic ripple effect, nurturing the next generation of leaders and thinkers while allowing their parents to go back to work with peace of mind.

At the same time, many Hoosier families are struggling with the important decision of sending their children back to their early care and education programs, unsure of the associated health and safety.

That’s why Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration is launching the “Let’s Get Back to Work” campaign, to arm child care programs and families with the information, tools and resources they need to operate safely and feel confident returning to care.

As a trusted partner, you can help programs and families get back to work by sharing the program- and family-specific resources linked below.



Important Dates and Resources

Learn more about the “Let’s Get Back to Work” campaign and available resources through our webinar series or on the Let’s Get Back to Work family website and provider website. Both have a number of resources and helpful information.

Partner Orientation Webinar - Video Here

Provider Informational Webinar - Video Here


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“Delivering Care in a COVID-19 Environment: A Guide for Providers”

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Resources to Help Programs with Safety

Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration – in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – has set forth a number of new health and safety recommendations for early care and education programs as they re-open or continue serving families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use and share these tools to help programs operate safely.

Visit the Let’s Get Back to Work provider website and share the Delivering Care in a COVID-19 Environment” provider guide.

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Know a family that is nervous about returning to child care?

Share this checklist.

Updated Checklist B2 W Safety Response Needs

Resources to Help Families Return to or Access Child Care

Before families will send their children to child care, they need to know it’s safe to do so. The campaign offers a number of tools to educate parents on the new recommendations and help them feel confident returning to care, as well as understand the role they play in keeping children safe.

Visit the Let’s Get Back to Work family website and share the Returning to Care Family Checklist.

Other resources to support and engage families:

Help spread the word to programs and families!

Use this content to share the campaign with your stakeholders.

  • It’s time for Indiana to get back to work safely. New recommendations for child care programs help create safe environments for children and employees.
  • We know parents need to feel confident returning their children to child care, and new health and safety guidelines can help.
  • Children benefit from attending high-quality child care programs. Programs help with their social and emotional wellbeing, brain development and learning, as well as kindergarten readiness.

Text Messages

Use these messages to reach people through texting services like SimpleTexting or CallLoop.

  • E-Newsletter For Providers

    Dear [child care program],

    As Indiana gets back to work following our state’s stay-at-home order, quality child care programs are essential to communities and families. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has put forth new health and safety recommendations for child care programs to help them operate more safely in a COVID-19 environment.

    Learn more about safely getting back to work for both your employees and the families you serve at brighterfuturesindiana.org/providerbacktowork. There, you’ll find the latest health and safety information, along with an easy-to-follow provider guide and resources you can use to help your employees and families feel confident returning to work and child care.

    There’s also a new resource to share with your families! The new “Let’s Get Back to Work” animated video shows parents, through the eyes of their child, what it’s like to get back to child care. It highlights the very important safety-related precautions providers are taking, as well as the important developmental benefits children receive from a high-quality program. Please share this with your families today.

    We’re all in this together!

  • E-Newsletter For Families

    Dear Families,

    As Indiana gets back to work following our state’s stay at home orders, quality child care programs are essential to communities and families. But as parents, we know you may be struggling with the important decision of sending your children back to child care. You want to know it’s safe to do so, what child care programs should be doing to keep their employees and children healthy and what you can do as parents to keep your children safe.

    The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has put forth new health and safety recommendations for child care programs to help them operate more safely in a COVID-19 environment, as well as new fever-free and symptom-free guidelines for parents. Learn more at brighterfuturesindiana.org/backtowork. There, you’ll find the latest health and safety information, a handy parent checklist and resources to help involve your children in staying healthy and safe.

    We’re all in this together, and it’s time for all of us – children included – to get back to work!

  • Second E-Newsletter for families

    Dear Families,

    As a new school year gets underway in the midst of COVID-19, you’re likely experiencing a full range of emotions. Is it safe to send your child to child care, preschool and pre-K? What are programs doing to keep everyone safe? What can you do to help keep your child healthy?

    The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration is helping child care providers with new safety guidelines and recommendations, and they have a few resources to help you too. Learn more at brighterfuturesindiana.org/backtowork. There, you’ll find the latest health and safety information, a handy parent checklist and resources to help involve your children in staying healthy and safe.

    It’s likely that not only are you ready to get back to work, but your child is too. Talk with your provider today and reach out if we can help.

Social Media Images & Messages

Download these images and share them with a personal message, or use the copy below.

  • Unsure about the new safety recommendations for child care programs to operate in the midst of COVID-19? A new guide for child care providers helps make it easier to get back to work. Visit the provider website.
  • Child care programs are critical to our communities getting back to work. The state’s new “Let’s Get Back to Work” campaign provides tools and resources for child care programs to operate safely and give families confidence in returning to care. Check out the provider website now!
  • Are you ready to get back to work, but aren’t sure if child care is safe? Here’s a checklist of health and safety items to discuss with your child care provider to help you – and your little ones – get back to work.
  • Unsure what child care programs are doing to operate safely in the midst of COVID-19? Check out the new guidelines and recommendations helping everyone get back to work safely.


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