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.
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 Alexandria guidelines here
Read Arlington guidelines here
Read Fairfax guidelines here
Read Loudoun guidelines here
Greater Prince William: 703-792-7500
Read Prince William guidelines here