well, I have 27 years experience, so I'll give it a go.
Cats are great. THey are so easy to take care of. Very different than dogs. THey aren't as emotionally dependent on attention from you, but that doesn't mean they don't enjoy it! They are much more loyal, loving, and attatched to their person than many people give them credit for.
Super easy to take care of. All they need is a litterbox, food, and water, and they're happy.
ONe thing I would ask you to consider is getting TWO kittens, if at all possible. People think cats are so solitary, but I am conviced they enjoy feline companionship. Just a suggestion. If you can, great. If not, cats are fine by themselves too. The only combo I would avoid would be two adults who don't know each other. Any other combination works fine. Male, female, kitten, adult, etc. Just spey and neuter!!!
Make sure kitty is up to date on all its shots and plan ahead to get it fixed at 5 or 6 months of age. Definitely let a vet do an exam to make sure it's all healthy. If the vet wants you to wait till 6 months to spey, keep her inside from month 4 until she's speyed to avoid pregnancy.
I strongly reccomend that cats be indoor only. If they are raised this way, and never let outside, they will be content, and won't think they are missing out on anything. Mine think they want outside, but that's curiosity. If they manage to sneak out, they're back in 10 minutes, begging to be let back in. The big bad world out there scares them.
Why indoor? Here's a list of things that can NOT happen to them if they're inside.
Getting run over by a car
Getting attacked by a dog
Getting feline lukemia or feline aids (gotten from contact with stray cats)
Getting killed by wild animals (here there are cyotes).
Getting tortured or hurt by the sickos that are everywhere (Where I used to live, a neighbor found his dog with 17 bulelts. Some sicko thought it was good target practice)
Those are just a couple off the top of my head. There's dozens more
Anyway.. now that I've given my indoor cat speil...
All you really might want besides litterbox, food, etc.. is a few toys. Fake mice, that kind of thing. Cats LOVE the little stick with an elastic string and a toy at the end of the string. It's a great kind of toy, because YOU can play WITH your cat. They really like that.
There's not much to taking care of a cat.. Litterbox should be scooped every day, and sand completely changed once a week at least. To litter train, all you have to do is put the kitten in the box after it eats, for the first few meals it has at home. It'll get the idea very quickly. Cats natural instincts prompt them to use a litterbox.
That's the basics.. I suggest finding some good websites or books about cat care. But really, I've had them my whole life, and there's not much you have to do besides just love them and give them attention. They make such great companions!
OH!! BY THE WAY!! If the cat is strictly indoor, it will only need one good de-fleaing and one good de-worming at the beginning. After that, you probably won't have to keep spending money on flea medicine and worming. I know my cats are parasite free, and I never do anything!!