What is the legal age at which you can look after children?
It depends on the state but in Maryland its 12 years old.
What is the legal age in California for children to stay at home alone while watching other younger siblings?
According to CPS (child protective services), the legal "latchkey" age for children to be home alone during daylight/business hours is as young as 8 years old. The legal age for a child to babysit his/her own siblings during any time, but not overnight, is 11 years old. The legal age for a child to babysit children who are not siblings is 12 years old.
The legal age age at which a child can be left at home alone is only legislated in five states. The legal check is whether or not the child is safe and has the ability to take care of themselves. Most authorities agree that leaving a 12 year old alone at home for an hour or two is acceptable, but they should not be responsible for other children. Legal Age (Updated) "There is no age…