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)

CEUs Offered

This course has been awarded for 1.0 contact hour Child Care Provider Continuing Education Unit (CEUs) by Department of Public Health. If you are interested with the above continuing credits for this course, please fill out the information requested right after you complete the course evaluation.




Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Jolene Carver, MSN, RN

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

May 12, 2012