Supervision Guidelines for Northern Virginia
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When is it okay to leave a child home alone?
There are guidelines here in Northern Virginia to help parents.
Remember, it's all about keeping children safe.
> View the Supervision Guidelines Fact Sheet in English.
> View the Supervision Guidelines Fact Sheet in Spanish.
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Each jurisdiction in Northern Virginia provides different age guidelines. In our area, most require that a child be between 8 and 10 years old before a parent even consider leaving them alone. Find your city or county below for specific age suggestions and additional resources:
Read Arlington's Guidelines here
Read Fairfax's Guidelines here
Read Loudoun's Guidelines here
Read Prince William's Guidelines here