Cancer Council Victoria’s SunSmart program has special ECEC literacy pack prize draw

Cancer Council Victoria’s SunSmart program has special ECEC literacy pack prize draw

by Freya Lucas

May 31, 2022

Cancer Council Victoria is keen to involve the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in its free SunSmart Early Childhood Program and is giving any Victorian early childhood service (childcare, preschool, family day care) who completes a new SunSmart membership application, or any current SunSmart early childhood member who completes a membership renewal by Friday 22 July 2022, an opportunity to go into the draw to win one of 10 literacy packs for their service.


The SunSmart program is a voluntary membership program aimed at early childhood services to promote sun protection measures (clothing, hats, sunscreen, shade, and if practical, sunglasses) that reduce UV radiation exposure and skin cancer risk. Approximately 90 per cent of Victoria’s early years services are registered SunSmart members.


Each literacy pack includes 10 beautiful children’s picture books with themes that help services to explore the sun, sun protection (hats, sunglasses, shade), caring for skin and the environment.


The ten books are:



The winners will be drawn and notified on Friday 29 July. Book packs will be posted out and winning services will have their new book collection ready for the SunSmart season from mid-August.


As SunSmart membership is registered via each individual service, Cancer Council asks that services complete their own online application or renewal checklist so they can review the membership criteria and their responsibilities.



Any early childhood service who has joined SunSmart or renewed their SunSmart membership since January 2019 will be automatically entered into the draw.


If you are not sure if you are already a SunSmart member or when your membership is due for renewal, email [email protected] to check.


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