Islamic Kindergarten

Introduction

OUR CHILDREN AND EDUCATION

Nabi Muhammad (PBUH) said, “Honor your children and bring them up well. Verily, your children are a gift for you.” – [Hadith, Ibnu Majah]

A child is a gift, an amanah and a trial to his parents, family and society. Along with it comes a great responsibility – The responsibility to nurture them towards becoming the best that they could be, both in dunia and akhirat.

The best thing that we could give to our children is education – one that leads him to be a significant contributor to his society, a righteous slave and Khalifah of Allah, and an ummah of Nabi Muhammad (S.A.W).

Not only there is gold mine in every child, but their early childhood years are instrumental in building their healthy self- esteem and positive self-concept.


Muslim Parents’s Concern

Do you have children at their early childhood years (2 to 6 years old)? If so, you will naturally concern about selecting the suitable early childhood program for your children. You might begin asking, “To which kindergarten, preschool, tadika, prasekolah, early childhood center, childcare center or child development center should I send my children? Which is my preferred kindergarten? Can I send them to just any kindergarten, to an English kindergarten, or to an Islamic-English-Creative kindergarten?”

As a progressive Muslim parent in this modern and challenging era, you might be looking for a preschool program that integrates Islam with academics and other skills. You want your children to be able to acquire the skills of reading, writing, math, thinking, language and communication. At the same time, you also want your children to be able to read AlQur’an, perform solat, practicing Islamic mannerism, and memorize some verses and chapters of AlQu’ran. You expect your children to be well taught on the pillars of Iman and the pillars of Islam. You want your children to be taught with love, be instilled with the love of Islam and knowledge, and being taught in a conducive and safe learning environment. You would prefer a kindergarten that is run professionally, having proven and effective teaching and learning methodologies pertaining to early childhood education, and having a good team of well trained teachers.

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Whom Will Our Children Worship?

As a Muslim parent, Allah SWT will reward you for all your sincere concern and efforts with regards to you children’s well-being. Know that the highest level of concern and effort about our children’s well being is the concern and effort to ensure that they acquire the right belief about Islam. Whom will our children worship? Will they follow the footsteps of Nabi Muhammad (PBUH) in worshipping and obeying Almighty Allah? This is the fundamental content of knowledge that will lead our children to Jannah or Jahannam. This is the ultimate concern of Nabi Yaacob (PBUH) when at his final moments, he gathered all his children and asked them all, “What will you worship after me?”

Or were you witnesses when death approached Ya'qub (Jacob)? When he said unto his sons, "What will you worship after me?" They said, "We shall worship your Ilah (God - Allah), the Ilah (God) of your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham), Isma'il (Ishmael), Ishaque (Isaac), One Ilah (God), and to Him we submit (in Islam)." - [AlQur’an, 2:133, English translation by Muhsin Khan]

Imam Al-Ghazali insisted that a child should be taught the words of the aqeedah in his earliest days and be taught the meaning gradually as he grew older; corresponding to the three stages of memorizing, understanding and conviction. Therefore, an Islamic kindergarten program shall give due emphasis to the teaching of Islamic creed in its learning materials, lessons and activities.

Sharing the responsibility to nurture the new Muslim generation at their early years, we, your Muslim brothers and sisters at Little Caliphs International Sdn Bhd are pleased to offer our Islamic kindergarten program, products, and services to the benefits of Muslim community worldwide.


COMPANY PROFILE

History and Background

Hajjah Sabariah Faridah’s interest in early childhood education started when she was working as a volunteer teacher at an Islamic English kindergarten in Ottawa while she was a Chemistry student at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Since then, she has been active in helping entrepreneurs, associations, and communities to open Islamic kindergartens in Malaysia.

With the Grace of Allah, in January 2003, Hajjah Sabariah Faridah and her husband, Haji Roslan Nordin finally founded their own kindergarten. The name given to the new kindergarten was Little Caliphs Kindergarten, but due to the naming rules of Malaysia’s Ministry of Education, the kindergarten was named Tadika Rama Rama Bistari, and was popularly branded by a smiling butterfly logo.

Backed by many years of active training and consultancy on early childhood education, the founders used the new kindergarten as a platform to design, develop, and test a new preschool program, namely The Little Caliphs Program™.

Continuous research and development, courses attended, hands-on involvements, feedback from parents, students, and staff, visits to other kindergarten all over the world, and most importantly, inspiration from Allah SWT - all of these have contributed to the development of a new kindergarten program, which was named ‘The Little Caliphs Program ™’ or shortly ‘TLCP’.

In this husband and wife synergy, Haji Roslan Nordin plays the role as the business author of TLCP while Hajjah Sabariah Faridah as the academic author.

The Little Caliphs Program™ was originally marketed by ILM Marketing since 2003. To mark the founders plan for marketing TLCP into international arena, Little Caliphs International Sdn Bhd was incorporated on 6th of January 2010.

 

General Information of

Little Caliphs International Sdn Bhd (885099-A)

Company Name

Little Caliphs International Sdn Bhd

Date Registered

6th of January 2010

Operation Start Date

Since 2003 (under different business name)

SSM Registration No

885099A

Office Address

No. 2-16-1M, Worldwide@7, Jalan Lazuardi 7/29, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Telephone

0192246500, 0355113500, 0355236200

Fax

0355113500

Email

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Website URL

www.littlecaliphs.com

Business Type

Education

Product/Service Type

Kindergarten license.

Preschool educational services in the form of kindergarten or child enrichment center for preschool children.

Preschool business licensing program for licensees/kindergarten business owners.

Branding, marketing, research & development and merchandising in preschool education.

Brand

The Little Caliphs Program™

Financing

Self financing

Paidup Capital

RM100,000

Shareholders

Roslan bin Nordin

Chief Executive Officer

Share: 50%

 

Sabariah Faridah binti Jamaluddin

Chief Academic Officer

Share: 50%

 

Our Curriculum Mission

 

 

 

To instill the LOVE of Islam and knowledge to young children as an early preparation for them to become obedient slave of Allah, khalifah of Allah, and ummat of Nabi Muhammad PBUH.

To give young learners a wonderful and effective learning experiences using best practices in early childhood education.

Our Business Mission

To provide aspiring entrepreneurs with a credible investment and business opportunity in Islamic-English-Creative preschool education service provision.

Our Vision

Penetrating the world Muslim communities with Islam and knowledge.

 

THE FOUNDERS

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In 2003, The Little Caliphs Program™ was founded by Hajjah Sabariah Faridah Jamaluddin and her husband, Haji Roslan bin Nordin. The first is the academic author, whilst the latter is the business author of the program. The couple share the same concern and interest in the pursuit of educating the new Muslim generation in the light of Islam.


Haji Roslan Bin Nordin

Chief Executive Officer, Little Caliphs International Sdn Bhd.

 

• A keen learner of Islam and a seasoned traveler.

• An information technology and management professional, a business coach and consultant, an educationist, and a seasoned entrepreneur.

• M. Sc. in Computer Sc., CMU, MI, USA (1988)

• B. Sc. in Computer Sc., WMU, MI, USA (1986)

• King George V Secondary School, Seremban (1977-1982).

• Former positions: President of an IT firm, General Manager IT & Billing at Telekom Malaysia International BD, Dean of Information Technology Faculty at Universiti Industri Selangor, Corporate Strategy Manager at NISSAN Saudi Arabia, Lecturer at University Teknologi MARA.

• Developer of several accounting and business application software.

• Public trainer and consultant on Kinderpreneurship, Project Management, Balanced Scorecard, and Inner Skills of Wealth Creation.

• Developed Little Caliphs Kinderpreneurship Program.

• Entrepreneurship Mentor of PUNB and MARA.

• Serving Little Caliphs on part-time basis since 2003, and on full-time basis since 2009.

 

 

Hajjah Sabariah Faridah Binti Haji Jamaluddin.

Chief Academic Officer, Little Caliphs International Sdn Bhd.

 

• A concerned muslimah, a mother of five children, and a high spirited educationist.

• B. Sc. Chemistry, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (1986).

• Tungku Kurshiah College, Seremban (1977-1981).

Past experiences:

• A lecturer of UiTM & American Degree Preparation Program.

• A co-founder of Lake Head Grammar School, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

• Head of Pre-Science Program, Kolej Inpens (owned by Selangor State Government).

• Lecturer of Pre-School Teaching Certification Program under Ministry of Education, run by Kolej Pendidikan Perdana, Shah Alam

• English teacher at SRI KL International School, Subang Jaya.

• Founder and Executive Director of Integrated Islamic School Shah Alam (IISSA).

• Founded first kindergarten in 1986, and since then has trained and consulted many kindergartens in Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.

• Trained and mastered in various learning and teaching methodologies.

 

THE LITTLE CALIPHS PROGRAM

The Little Caliphs Program (TLCP) is an Islamic-English-Creative preschool program that helps preschool children to realize their best spiritual, cognitive, socio-emotional and physical potential.

Unlike other conventional preschool program, TLCP has a set of proven creative methodologies for teaching the children the meaningful foundation of Islam, learning and living skills in an integrative manner.

To equip teachers with effective teaching skills, TLCP offers series of trainings on teaching content and methodologies.

TLCP also comes with business start-up and operation package for Muslim entrepreneurs to open and operate their own Islamic-English-Creative kindergarten or child enrichment centre.

The program is offered to be a standard Islamic-English-Creative preschool program all over the world.

As at 2013, there are more than 100 Little Caliphs kindergartens in Malaysia. 

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