- Fort Bliss Policy on Supervision of Children/Home Alone
Supervision of Children/Home Alone Ft. Bliss ensures the safety of children by enforcing a policy that outlines at what ages or times children and youth can be left alone or in charge of siblings.
The Fort Bliss Supervision of Children Policy outlines that:
- Children 0-5 years of age may not be left alone at any time or any place.
- Children 6-9 years of age may be allowed to play outside alone as long as a responsible adult provides direct supervision, but may not walk to and from school alone. They must be supervised by a responsible adult.
- Youth ages 10-11 years old may be left unsupervised for up to two hours and only during 0600-2000 hrs.
- Youth 12 years of age may be left unattended for up to four hours and only during 0600-2000 hours and may babysit younger siblings in the same four-hour period.
- Youth 13-15 years of age may be left unattended during the day and evening hours but cannot exceed 8 hours. These youth, may babysit younger children that are not siblings.
- Youth 16 and older may be left unattended, to include overnight. This age youth group is also authorized to babysit younger siblings during the same time. It is strongly recommended that youth performing babysitting for siblings or other children take the babysitting course offered through SKIES Unlimited which will certify them in First Aid and CPR.
Curfew policies: Youth 16 years of age and younger may not remain, walk, run, stand, drive, or ride about in or upon any public place on Ft. Bliss between 2300 and 0600 hours.
It is AGAINST Fort Bliss Policy to leave children unattended in your vehicle. It is also against policy to leave your vehicle running when unattended by an adult. NEVER LEAVE A CHILD UNATTENDED IN ANY VEHICLE.
When temperatures are high you expose your child to danger of suffocation. Did you leave the windows down to protect them? Guess what, strangers are out there looking for the opportunity to take your child.
A running vehicle is a temptation to a mobile child, he/she will attempt to “drive” pushing gears, moving buttons, etc.
Keeping children safe is a shared responsibility, let’s work together towards that goal.
Fort Bliss Child & Youth welcomes you into our community. It is our mission to provide affordable, high-quality age-appropriate recreational and learning programs that incorporate character building concepts through activities and social interaction for all children. When you enroll your children at Fort Bliss, you begin new experiences and relationships. We have a responsibility to protect the health, safety and well-being of your child. Programs include:
Take a look at the Parent Handbook for more information about Fort Bliss CYS.
To enroll your child in CYS, call Parent and Outreach Services to make an appointment.
After enrolling you can register or pay for classes by visiting Webtrac.