You didn't say how old the kitten is, but I had a male Shepard about a year old that used to chase cats, and I introduced him to a very small kitten. I just had him lay down, then I showed him the kitten. The kitten wasn't old enough to run, and was not at all afraid of dogs, so it was pretty easy. The dog licked it, and the kitten found a nipple on his belly to suck on, it was very cute! Once the kitten started suckling, my dog just continued to clean him up...and that was it. They were buddies. With a younger puppy it might not go so easy, but I think it mostly depends on the kitten's reaction to the dog.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain