What is the legal age children to stay home alone in Washington DC?
The legal age for children in order for them to stay home alone is only regulated in Maryland and Illinois. There is no age requirement as to when a child in DC would be able to stay home unattended. Parents and caregivers should take into consideration the maturity level of the child before deciding if they should be left home alone.
Washington state does not have a law stating your child has to be a certain age in order to stay home by themselves. There is only a guideline with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services that recommends that children under 10 should not be left home alone, but it is not a law.
What is the legal age in California for children to stay at home alone while watching other younger siblings?
"Washington State does not have any laws or rules that say at what age a child can be left home alone. In general, children under 10 should not be left on their own, and babies and younger children should not be left alone even for a few minutes." - Child Care Resources There are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages for children home alone, but many state agencies have published guidelines…