Note 1: A minor 12 – 14 will baby-sit no more than three children under age 8, including their own siblings, and no more than one infant (24 months or less). Babysitting will not exceed eight hours. Potential baby-sitters are highly encouraged to attend the Red Cross Baby-sitters Training Course before starting any supervision of minors. Any minor with an active YCAP case file is not eligible to be in this status.
Note 2: A minor age 15 and up should baby-sit no more than three children under age 8, and no more than two infants (24 months or less). Minors age 15 and up may baby-sit family members up to two nights/three consecutive days as long as sibling(s) are 10 years of age or older (see Note 4). Any minor with an active YCAP case file is not eligible to be in this status.
Note 3: Parents must still apply good common sense and take reasonable precautions when leaving their child in a vehicle, even for five minutes. Ensure there is no immediate risk or threatened loss of life (i.e., windows up and extremely high temperatures, a high crime area, night time, child under duress, etc.).
Note 4: Minors age 15 and up may be left alone for short temporary duties (TDY) or leaves, not to exceed two nights/three consecutive days. These minors must have designated adult supervision available to make periodic checks daily and the adult having a power of attorney. Any minor with an active YCAP case file is not eligible to be in this status.
Note 5: Any minor with an active YCAP case file is not eligible to be in this status.
Note 6: Children age 12 and up may be left alone overnight provided the sponsor is within the local area and the children have physical access to designated adult supervision (including work and home phone numbers and sponsor’s emergency phone numbers). Any minor with an active YCAP case file is not eligible to be left alone past curfew or overnight.
Note 7: In neighborhoods, playgrounds and associated tower play areas, parents or designated adult must check on child periodically. Parents are expected to use good judgment of their child’s maturity and make reasonable, prudent decisions. Children age 6 – 9 must have access to designated adult supervision.—Access is the adult knowing the location of the child and having the ability to quickly respond in person in case of an emergency.
Note 8: Minors must comply with wing policy on age requirements for individual Services, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) and Commissary facilities.