Kindness Kids is a Humane Education program of the OCSPCA. It is offered to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Our Kindness Kids program teaches the basic principles of kindness toward all living creatures, responsible pet care, and respect for wild animals. The students are also taught how to act responsibly and safely around dogs.
Volunteers and their therapy dogs visit classrooms and libraries throughout Orange County. The students are given activity books to review and reinforce the concepts taught during the presentation. They are also asked to share the activity books with their family. The students are encouraged to make posters illustrating what they learned.
As a gift to the teacher and students, the OCSPCA provides a subscription to Kind News magazine, published by the Humane Society of the United States. The Kind News lessons can be incorporated into the curriculum to inspire students to treat animals and our environment with kindness and compassion. The lessons also celebrate the human-animal bond.
Kindness, caring, and compassion impacts people and animals alike. By instilling these values at a young age, we are teaching our youth how to love and respect all living beings.