The Keiki Heroes Pledge is designed to empower children to stay safe during the current pandemic. There are many things about this crisis that are beyond our control and keiki can feel especially confused and powerless at this time. We are encouraging a positive mindset and reinforcing healthy behaviors in our keiki with this program. These empower our keiki to stay healthy and encourage those around them to do the same. Our keiki can be heroes – they can play an important part in keeping our community healthy.
The pledge includes a promise to adopt the following behaviors:
- Being Positive, Kind and Compassionate
Keiki Heroes aims to empower our children to internalize positive behaviors and do them out of their own will. This will ensure that children practice these healthy behaviors in a way that truly protects them and others rather than cursory compliance.
- Proper Hand-Washing
We emphasize the importance of washing hands well with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to minimize the risk of spreading germs. This is a healthy habit for keiki to develop so that it just becomes a natural part of their routine before meals, after using the bathroom, after coming home from playing outdoors, etc.
- Proper Mask-Wearing
We encourage the proper wearing of cloth face masks as a means to prevent the spread of germs and to protect the people with whom we come in contact. The CDC recommends masks for children 2 years and older. It may not seem like much and it may be a little awkward at first but wearing a mask will help us from spreading germs to others.
- Respecting the Bubble (Social Distancing)
Respecting the bubble is a way to explain to children how to social distance. It may be hard for children to know what six feet looks or feels like so we’ve introduced the concept that a surfboard is about six feet long. We emphasize that keeping surfboard-distance around other people who don’t live with us helps to minimize the spread of the virus.
Completing the Pledge
To complete the form, you or your keiki simply enter the desired information (hero name, grade, and town), click the boxes next to each promise and click a button. Here’s how the form appears:
Print the Certificate & ID
After completing the pledge form, you or your keiki will be able to view and print a personalized Keiki Heroes certificate and Keiki Hero ID Card. The following is an example of a completed certificate.
NOTE: To change any of the information on the certificate (such as the Keiki Hero name), click the browser’s back button to return to the pledge form, and complete the steps.