Rationale A healthy balance between too much and too little ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is important for health. Too much UV from the sun can cause sunburn, skin damage, eye damage and skin cancer. Too little UV from the sun can lead to vitamin D deficiency. Toensure that a healthy balance between too much and too little UV is maintained, sun protection is used from the beginning of April until the end of September and whenever the UV index level reaches 3 and above.
Strategies All children and staff use a combination of sun protection measures whenever UV index levels reach3 and above as reported by www.weather.com and when children will be outdoors for 30 minutes or more. Sunscreen will be applied between 10 AM and 2 PM when UV index levels reach 3 or above. Our Sunscreen Protocol is considered when planning all outdoor events and field trips. Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) will be provided by the parent/guardian. Parents are responsible for applying sunscreen at home to prepare children for AM playground time.