Provincial and territorial solar UVR guidelines for child care settings

Learn which provinces and territories have mandatory solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) protection guidelines in place for child care settings

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What provinces and territories have mandated solar UVR guidelines in child care settings?

The table below outlines provinces and territories that have adopted solar UVR guidelines, mandated by legislation, for children and child care workers within licensed child care establishments.

Province or Territory . Protective clothing for outdoor play . Application of sunscreen for outdoor play . Modelling of sun protective behaviours by staff . Provision of shade in outdoor play space . Scheduling of recess based on sunshine and UV index
Newfoundland and Labrador 1
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia 2
New Brunswick 3,4
Québec 5
Ontario 6,7
Manitoba 8,9
Saskatchewan 10
Alberta
British Columbia 11
Yukon
Northwest Territories 12
Nunavut 13

References

1 Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. (2017), Child Care Policy and Standards Manual. Retrieved from: http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/family/childcare/pdf/policy/Child_Care_Policy_and_Standards_Manual.pdf

2 Government of Nova Scotia. Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Licensee’s Manual – Regulated Child Care Settings: Section F: Standards for the Daily Program in Licensed Child Care Settings. Retrieved from: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/earlyyears/providers/ChildCareManual.shtml

3 Government of New Brunswick, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. (2018). Operator Manual – Early Learning and Childcare Homes. Retrieved from: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/ed/pdf/ELCC/OperatorManualEarlyLearningChildcareHomes.pdf

4 Government of New Brunswick, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. (2018). Operator Manual – Full-time and Part-time Early Learning and Childcare Centres. Retrieved from: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/ed/pdf/ELCC/OperatorManualFullTimePartTimeEarlyLearningChildcareCentres.pdf

5 Government of Québec. Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés. Meeting Early Childhood Needs – Québec’s Educational Program for Childcare Services Update. Retrieved from: https://www.mfa.gouv.qc.ca/fr/publication/Documents/programme_educatif_en.pdf

6 Government of Ontario, Ministry of Education. Home Child Care Licensing Manual. (2018). Retrieved from: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/home_child_care_licensing_manual_en.pdf

7 Government of Ontario, Ministry of Education. Child Care Centre Licensing Manual. (2018). Retrieved from: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/childcare/pdfs/child-care-licensing-manual-en.pdf

8 Government of Manitoba, Family Services and Housing. (2005). Best Practices Licensing Manual for Early Learning and Child Care Centres. Retrieved from: http://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childcare/resources/pubs/elcc_manual.pdf

9 Government of Manitoba, Family Services and Housing. (2015). Best Practices Licensing Manual for Family and Group Child Care Homes. Retrieved from: https://www.gov.mb.ca/fs/childcare/resources/pubs/bp_licensing_manual.pd

10 Government of Saskatchewan. Child Care Licensee Manual. Retrieved from: http://publications.gov.sk.ca/documents/11/87922-Child%20Care%20Licensee%20Manual.pdf

11 Government of British Columbia. (2007).  Director of Licensing Standards of Practice Safe Play Space  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/child-day-care/safe_play_space.pdf

12 Government of Northwest Territories, Department of Education, Culture and Employment. (2013). Understanding the Child Day Care Regulations: A Handbook for Early Childhood Programs. Retrieved from: https://www.ece.gov.nt.ca/sites/ece/files/resources/ecd_-_early_childhood_handbook.pdf

13 Government of Nunavut, Department of Education. (2014). Understanding Nunavut’s Child Day Care Regulations: A Manual for Early Childhood Programs. Retrieved from: https://www.gov.nu.ca/sites/default/files/daycare_handbook_eng_final_low_res_0.pdf