Introduction to Islamic Kindergarten

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

OUR CHILDREN AND EDUCATION

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 Parent’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 Al Quran, perform solat, practicing Islamic mannerism, and memorize some verses and chapters of Quran. 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.

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?”

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.

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).

Al-Quran, 2:133