Leaving a Child Alone or with a Babysitter Information

The law does not set a minimum age that a child must be before you can leave the child alone. Parents are responsible for deciding whether or not their child is mature and responsible enough to take care of herself or himself. Even though the law does not specify age, very young children cannot take care of themselves and should not be left alone.

There is no law about the minimum age that a person must be to babysit children. Parents are responsible for deciding whether or not the babysitter is mature and responsible enough to take care of their child.