Sun Safety

2 Clock Hours / 0.2 CEUs / $18.00

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Course Description

This course applies to children of all ages.

Sunlight is essential for life and health, yet overexposure can cause skin cancer. Learn key information about the sun's radiation and effective ways to protect children and yourself from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.

See the learning outcomes and topics below for more information on what is covered in this course

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Sun Safety
Online Course - English
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Course formats

Most Care Courses are offered in both book (with required online component/testing) and fully online format. Sun Safety is offered only in our fully online format. This course includes audio narration in most course sections. Click here to learn more about Care Courses' training formats.

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Acceptance information

This course is accepted for child care professional development training requirements in most states and for the CDA credential and for CDA renewal training requirements.


NAC training

The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential. Click here for more approved NAC training.

Learning outcomes

After completing Sun Safety you will be able to identify key facts about the intensity of UV radiation from the Sun; describe the dangers and benefits of sunlight; choose strategies to protect yourself and children from the harmful effects of the Sun; and explain how to develop a successful sun safety policy and program.

Topics covered

  • The three types of the Sun’s rays
  • Ways in which the sun benefits life on earth 
  • Dangers of overexposure to the sun 
  • How sunlight affects the skin and eyes
  • Ways to protect yourself and children from the harmful effects of the sun
  • Information on creating a sun safety policy for your child care program


Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology

Read written material, view videos, and listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods

Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.

UV Index tool

Use this tool to check the UV Index value for your area. Enter your zip code in the field and click the green magnifying glass. A new window will open to show your area's UV Index value:

What our students say about Sun Safety

"As always everything went well with my Care Courses [A Joyful Life of Caregiving, Sun Safety, Observing, Recording and Assessing Children's Development, and Sanitation for Disease Prevention].  I will be renewing my CDA and Care Courses is helping me obtain the CEUs I need to complete this task. I will be ordering another Care Course soon." 

- North Providence, Rhode Island

Completion deadline

This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.

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Care Courses currently offers over 50 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

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To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. If you fail to get a 70% on your second attempt, we will ask you to contact us at We will review your course and be in touch.

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