Keiki Caucus

The 2012 Legislative Session marks the 18th anniversary of the Hawaii State Legislature’s Keiki Caucus. Established in 1994, the Keiki Caucus is a bipartisan group of House and Senate members joined by a community resource group of children, youth advocates, and providers.

Each year, the Caucus introduces a package of measures and initiatives to address a variety of issues affecting Hawaii’s children including education, health, child safety, substance abuse, child welfare and youth development.

This year, the Keiki Caucus introduced measures to address the issues of quality public education, early learning programs, and mandatory recycling in schools. We sought to set a mandatory minimum of school days and hours, and require the Department of Education to assess the public junior kindergarten programs and establish comprehensive recycling policies in public schools across the state.  



Representative Cynthia Thielen • State Capitol, Room 443 • 415 South Beretania Street • Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 • Phone: (808) 586-6480