SunSmart Resources for Early Childhood Centres
Early childhood services in the ACT are encouraged to access the following, free, Cancer Council ACT resources.
ACT early childhood services that are not currently part of the SunSmart Early Childhood Program are encouraged to join today. Click here to read more and to download a SunSmart Application Form.
Please promote these resources amongst your educators and staff members by downloading a SunSmart Resource Poster to display in your staff room.
(NEW) BEING SUNSMART IS EASY- a FREE DOWNLOAD colouring in book for ACT childhood services
CREATE YOUR OWN SUNSMART POSTER - a FREE online resource. Very cool and fun!
Children view the daily SunSmart UV Index for Canberra to decide if sun protection is or is not required and create a poster according to their decision. There are several winter and summer poster themes to choose from. Avaliablity: Free online resource
ONE OF THESE THINGS IS NOT LIKE THE OTHERS- A handout for parents.
Sometimes it can be difficult to get mums and dads on board when it comes to best SunSmart behaviour, especially when it comes to hats!! ACT childhood services with a SunSmart status do not recommend 'caps' to be worn, and it is important that parents understand that your service is serious about this. Simply download, cut up and hand out to those mums and dads that may need another friendly reminder. Avaliability: Free to download for your service- a hand-out for mums and dads
GENERATION SUNSMART (FREE) - Featuring The Adventures of the SunSmart Kid and Professional Development modules for ACT childcare workers
This new FREE online national SunSmart educational website has been designed for early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers, school health nurses and school students (Years 6 to 9). Canberra childcare staff who successfully complete the online modules will receive a professional development certificate from Cancer Council Australia in recognition of their efforts. Sign into Generation SunSmart today. Avaliability: Free online registration
BE SUNSMART PLAY SUNSMART (Free Download)- New revised edition now available (July 2011)
An early childhood resource booklet for teachers and carers working with children from birth to five+ years of age. This resource is filled with ideas for educational play experiences and general information about sun protection. Availability: Free download
FREE ONLINE SHADE AUDIT TOOL FOR YOUR SERVICE- How shady is your actual shade?
Shade can reduce UV exposure by over 90%, but this only occurs when exposure to the sky is eliminated. Typical shade, such as a tree or umbrella, reduces UV exposure by up to 75%. This means that 25% or more of UV still reaches you, from reflection off the sky or surrounding surfaces. As a rule of thumb, if you can see the sky, you are less than fully protected.
SUNSCREEN FUNDRAISER- Start raising money for new shade at your service by selling sunscreen at your service.
NEW- BE SUNSMART TODAY FROM....SIGN (Free Download)
The "Be SunSmart today from" sign is an ideal way to remind children, staff and parents to your service when sun protection will be required each day in Canberra. It can be downloaded, laminated and displayed in practical locations throughout your service for all to see. To view today's SunSmart UV Alert times click here.
Availability: Free download or contact Cancer Council ACT to order your A3 posters by clicking here.
SUNSMART SONG AND ACTIVITIES (2009)
The new SunSmart Countdown song was developed by Cancer Council Victoria and is sung by Justine Clarke. Original music composed and arranged by J Albert and Son. Original lyrics and vocal arrangement by Jane Lindsay, courtesy of Origin Music Publishing, administered by J Albert and Son.
This recording can only be used to promote SunSmart, communicate SunSmart messages and educate the general public about SunSmart, sun protection and skin cancer issues. Canberra early childcare services have free access to this song and are encouraged to download the song, lyrics and activities to assist teachers and staff with the educational component of the SunSmart Program.
Availability: Free download.
SunSmart Countdown song lyrics
Do you need posters for your early chidcare service?
The Cancer Council has a selection of posters that are avalibale FREE of charge to all early childhood services WITH a SunSmart status. Click here to request some posters for your service.
Download activities NOW.
Sid Seagull stencil.
5 SunSmart stencils
Sid doing the 5 stencil
Developing Policy resources
Developing a SunSmart Policy
Monitoring and Evaluating your new policy
Cancer Council Australia Position Statements
Risks and Benefits of Sun Exposure
Sun Protection and Infants (0-12 months)
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