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 actived 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 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 kindergarten 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. To mark the founders plan for marketing TLCP into international arena, Little Caliphs International Sdn Bhd was incorporated on 6th of January 2010.