Here's what our county recommends.
|Child Supervision Guidelines|
Before being left alone children need to be trained in self-care techniques such as knowledge of how to deal with: emergencies conflicts with friends/siblings handling loneliness/boredom personal safety simple first aid and fear. They must know how to reach a responsible adult if needed.
Ages 0-8: May not be left unsupervised
Ages 9-11: No more than 1.5 hours alone – days only
Ages 12-15: May be left alone all day
Ages 16-17: May be left alone all night or over the weekend
Ages 12-13: May babysit children up to 4 hours
Ages 16-17: May babysit children overnight or over the weekend