Iowa Early Childhood Sun Protection

There are five sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Overview
  • Section 2: UV and Skin Cancer Prevention
  • Section 3: Sun Safety Strategies
  • Section 4: Curriculum Activities
  • Section 5: Appendixes and Questionnaire

There are review questions at the end of module 1 to module 4. These review questions will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these sections. There is a post-test at the end of the course. 

Intended Audience

child care personnel who teach children ages three to five

Learning Objectives:

Section 1: Overview

After completing this section, participants will be able to:

  • Identifyfive domains of child development that will be addressed in this sun protection curriculum
  • Recognizeprovider’s role regarding over exposure to sun light

Section 2: UV and Skin Cancer Prevention

After completing this section, participants will be able to:

  • Describethe risk of UV exposure
  • Demonstratethe appropriate sun safety activities for each UV index reading
  • Identifythe skin cancer risks for young children
  • Identifyskin cancer prevention

Section 3: Sun Safety Strategies

After completing this section, participants will be able to:

  • IdentifySix sun safety strategies children should learn

Section 5: Curriculum Activities

After completing this section, participants will be able to:

  • Identifychild-specific activities for reinforcing the sun safe strategies

 

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Competencies identified

Domain 3: Communication Skills

  • 3A2. Communicates in writing the orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images.)
  • 3A5. Conveys data and information to professionals and the public using a variety of approaches (e.g., reports, presentations, email, letters.)

Domain 5: Community Dimension of Practice Skills

  • 5A1. Describes the programs and services provided by governmental and nongovernmental organizations to improve the health of a community
  • 5A5. Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people to resources)

Cost

Free

Modality/format

Online Self-Pace

Length

1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Jolene Carver, MSN, RN

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

Created:  May 12, 2012

Update: August 30, 2018 (credits no longer offered)