Getting ready to have your child stay home alone is a big milestone for families. Learn about what you need to know to prepare your child to stay home along for the first time.
Getting ready to have your child stay home alone is a big step for families. The aim of At Home Alone - Family Workshop Handbook (PDF file) is to help you get ready. Families can use the handbook to develop a personal safety and injury prevention plan that will meet their unique needs. As you go through the exercises, remember to:
What age can I leave my child alone? (external PDF)
Halton Region Children’s Aid Society strongly recommends that no child under the age of 10 should be left home alone.
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