With the increase in skin cancer in the United States, it is becoming increasingly more important for child care centers to provide shade cover for children in outdoor play areas. Nowadays even adolescents in the US develop melanoma: 1 in 30,000 girls aged 15-19 will develop melanoma; 1-15,000 boys will develop it. Since 1973, the mortality rate for melanoma has increased 50%, so it is becoming vital for any day care or child care business owner to have a solid sun safety awareness and provide shade protection – especially in light of the fact that humans get 80% of our lifetime UV exposure by the time we are 18 years old.
It is helpful to understand that infants are especially at risk because their melanin is not fully developed. (Melanin is the skin pigment that provides the skin with a small amount of natural sun protection). Anyone thinking of starting a day care business and researching for child care centers safety measures would be amiss not to include shade structures in their day care business plan set up expenses. By providing sun shade structures for infants and children you will increase your day care center enrolment by 50% as parents visibly see your commitment to quality child care features with your concern for children’s sun safety and health.
The shade cloth we use to cover our playground sun shade canopies provide 91-98% UV protection. (the percentage is dependent on the shade cloth cover you choose). We can manufacture shade canopies in any size whether it is 4 post shade structure to cover playground equipment or sun umbrellas for sand box areas no matter the size we will have you covered. Our shade canopies are used to protect outdoor recreational play equipment while shielding children from harsh UV rays of sun while at play outdoors at multiple schools and for shade canopies for Head Start centers and shade structures for city parks. Call now at 1-800-335-4905 for your free estimate or visit https://www.shade4schools.com for more options.