Curriculum Overview



Ray and the Sunbeatables®

In this curriculum, students meet superhero characters, Ray and the Sunbeatables, who travel around the world using their superpowers of sun protection. Children are encouraged to participate in curriculum lessons to help Ray and his friends stay sun safe every day and everywhere they go. Throughout these lessons, children learn why and how to be sun safe in their daily lives, and how to find their own Sunbeatable Superpowers. 

Ray Serena
Ray is the leader. He has the superpower of shade. Ray also wears a magic watch that reminds him to be SUPER-protected from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM when shadows are shorter, the sun is directly overhead and the sun’s rays are most harmful.

Serena has the superpower of sunscreen.


Chloe Stefan Hanna
Chloe has the superpower of protective clothing. Stefan has the superpower of protective sunglasses. Hanna has the superpower of protective hats.


Goals of the Curriculum

This curriculum teaches children about sun protection. Curriculum lessons promote the use of all sun protection behaviors, every day and everywhere, including when the student is outdoors on the playground, on field trips, at home, on the beach or during other outdoor activities.


As a result of the curriculum, students will:

  • Express why sun protection is important.
  • Demonstrate how to protect their skin from the sun.

The Teacher’s Guide and Curriculum provide the teacher with information and helpful tips for planning and implementation.

Curriculum Alignment and Subject Areas

The preschool curriculum is divided into five units. Each unit includes four activities. Curriculum activities are aligned with the following areas of content learning adapted from The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework:

  • Creative Arts Expression
  • Language Development/Literacy
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies

Preview image of Subject Alignment Matrix

You can access the Sunbeatables Preschool Alignment Matrix below:

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Curriculum Toolkit Components

This website provides the materials and resources needed to implement Ray and the Sunbeatables: A Sun Safety Curriculum for Preschoolers in your community. Below is a list of inventory items included in the toolkit. To access the free program, please log in or sign up.






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