•  Child Protection Policy for Supervision
    According to the Department of Family and Children Services

     Home Safety
    Children must be the correct age and at the appropriate maturity level to be left alone or allowed to care for other children.
    Age 8 or under: should never be left home alone 

    Age 9-12: can stay alone up to 2 hours, based on maturity, but should not be performing the role of a babysitter.

    Age 13 and over: can stay alone up to 12 hours, but never overnight. They can perform the role of babysitter, based on maturity.