Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum is now available FREE online!

June 7, 2017


We are excited to announce that the popular sun safety program for preschoolers, kindergarteners and first grade students, Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum, is now entirely available online for free at the newly launched sunbeatables.org website! 

The Sunbeatables Program, which was recently featured in the Wall Street JournalNational Head Start Association blogand Newsweek, was created and developed by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and is disseminated by CATCH® Global Foundation. The evidence-based curriculum educates children, parents and teachers about sun protection and promotes sun safety behaviors in an effort to reduce children’s lifetime risk of developing skin cancer.

Watch this story from FOX 7 News to see the program in action at Caldwell Heights Elementary School in Round Rock, Texas.

 

The sunbeatables.org website includes everything needed to implement the Sunbeatables Program at your school, child care center, or out-of-school setting including:

  • Training videos for teachers and caregivers
  • Curriculum (Pre-K / K-1)
  • Teacher’s Guides (Pre-K / K-1)
  • Lessons and activities from the curriculum (Pre-K / K-1)
  • Downloadable resources, posters, and fact sheets (Pre-K / K-1)

Communities across 25 U.S. States (dark orange on the map) and one Canadian province (dark purple on the map) have implemented the Sunbeatables Program reaching more than 100,000 children.

Become a Sunbeatables site today by visiting sunbeatables.org!

 


Help us spread the word!

Sample Facebook post (see optional images below):

  • Did you know that 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime? One or more sunburns in childhood doubles the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Schools, daycares, and out-of-school programs can teach kids to practice sun safety habits with the #Sunbeatables Program—now available for FREE online at https://sunbeatables.org 

Sample Twitter posts (see optional images below):

  • Pre-K – 1st grade sun safety #Sunbeatables Program by @MDAndersonNews now FREE online via @CATCHhealth https://sunbeatables.org #endcancer
  • Summer’s here & so are sunburns, if you’re not sun safe! Pre-K – 1st grade #Sunbeatables Program now FREE online: https://sunbeatables.org
  • #Sunbeatables Program by @MDAndersonNews now entirely FREE online http://sunbeatables.org via @CATCHhealth #endcancer #sunsafety
  • Sunburns hurt & incr. #skincancer risk! Pre-K – 1st grade #Sunbeatables Program by @MDAndersonNews now FREE online https://sunbeatables.org

Newsletter blurb (see optional images below):

  • Did you know that 1 in 5 people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime? One or more sunburns in childhood doubles the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Schools, daycares, and out-of-school programs can teach kids to practice sun safety habits with Ray and the Sunbeatables™: A Sun Safety Curriculum created and developed by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and disseminated by CATCH Global Foundation.The popular sun safety program for preschoolers, kindergartners, and first grade students has been adopted by over 1,000 sites in the U.S. and Canada and is now entirely available for FREE on the newly launched sunbeatables.org website. Access teacher resources, lessons, sun safety songs and school posters along with training videos for teachers and caregivers. Get started today at sunbeatables.org!

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