Youth as Childcare Providers

The following guidelines apply to teenagers working with children:

  • They must be at least 14 years old.

  • They must be screened.

  • They must be under the supervision of a non-parent/guardian adult and must never be left alone with children.

  • Youth being paid for childcare are considered hourly employees, and as such are subject to the congregation’s expectations and code of ethics for adults working with children as well as the required training and orientation to relevant policies.