Our Early Childhood Education History
Datin Dr. Hajah 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 plays an active role in helping entrepreneurs, associations, and communities to open Islamic kindergartens in Malaysia.
With the Grace of Allah, in January 2003, Datin Dr. Hjh Sabariah Faridah and her husband, Datuk 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 the Ministry of Education, the name could not be used. Instead, the kindergarten was named Tadika Rama Rama Bistari.
Backed by her 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 pre-school program, namely The Little Caliphs Program®.
Continuous research and development, courses attended, hands-on involvements, feedback from parents, students, and staff, visits to other kindergartens all over the world, and most importantly, inspiration from Allah S.W.T. – all of these have contributed to the development of TLCP.
In this husband and wife synergy, Haji Roslan Nordin plays the role as business author of TLCP while Hajjah Sabariah Faridah as the academic author. The Little Caliphs Program® was originally marketed by ILM Marketing since 2003. Little Caliphs International Sdn Bhd was incorporated on 6th of January 2010 marking the founders’ plan to market TLCP into the international arena.