Babysitting age requirements, caregiver-to-child ratios, home alone rules

State laws are very strict about licensed caregiver-to-child ratios. Caregiver-to-child ratios depends upon age of caregiver, age of children and size of group. Unfortunately, laws are less clear about caregiver-to-child ratios for at-home babysitting. Here are babysitting guidelines about how many children to have in care, babysitting ages and length of time kids can be home alone.  Babysitting age requirements, caregiver-to-child ratios, home alone rules |

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