Guidelines for Applying Sunscreen in a Child Care Program


Sunscreen is important to protect young children because they are very susceptible to sunburn. Yet applying sunscreen to children in a child care program requires thought and careful planning. Sunscreen is considered a non-prescription medication and should be administered only if the parents give written consent. The following are some guidelines related to using sunscreen in child care.

As with all other medications, parents must provide written permission for child care providers to apply sunscreen to their child. Strongly encourage …