TADIKA RAMA RAMA BISTARI
No. 2, Jalan Pualam Dua 7/32B Seksyen 7 (Worldwide), 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Person In Charge : Puan Nursyaziana bt Mohd Zin
Section 7 Shah Alam in Selangor is a neighborhood beside the famous and historic campus of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), and is known as homes to professors, scholars, professionals, famous artists and students. In this neighborhood, you will find a kindergarten called Little Caliphs, which has been the talk of the intellect community for more than a decade, and is famous for its Islamic English Creative preschool program.
The story of the distinct preschool program began in 1984 when its founder, Hajjah Sabariah Faridah volunteered as a teacher at an Islamic English kindergarten in Ottawa, Canada, while she was a student of Chemistry at Carleton University, Ottawa. Since then, having fallen in love to the field of early child care and education, she has continued her pursuit to learn, explore, and develop better ways to teach preschool children in the light of Islam.
After nearly twenty years of extending her training and consultancy services to various preschool organizations, in 2003, Hajjah Sabariah Faridah Jamaluddin and her husband, Haji Roslan Nordin jointly established their first own kindergarten. The wife concentrated on formulating the teaching and learning content and methodologies, whilst the husband contributed his part on the business aspect of the kindergarten. Not only this lovely synergy gave birth to a new lively kindergarten, but it also brought into being a new Islamic-English-Creative preschool program which is called The Little Caliphs Program.
The Little Caliphs Program soon gained popularity and more and more educators-entrepreneurs open their own Little Caliphs kindergarten under the licensing program. The program which comprises of academic and business system has been improvised continuously. As at 2013, there are more than one hundred Little Caliphs kindergartens all over Malaysia.
“Little Caliphs Centre”, “Authorized Centre of The Little Caliphs Program”, or “Little Caliphs Kindergarten” is a kindergarten or child enrichment centre that is committed and authorized to use The Little Caliphs Program. Bearing the name and brand image of Little Caliphs (tm) signifies the centre’s commitment and adherence to TLCP Quality Standards. It also means that the centre is entrusted to fulfil the educational rights of every child being sent to the centre. The status and license to use TLCP will be rebuked from the centre who failed to adhere to TLCP Quality Standards.
A Little Caliphs Centre is an independently owned kindergarten or child enrichment centre, and not a branch or subsidiary of Little Caliphs International Sdn. Bhd. The centre operates in one “protected area” or community depicted by one surau. Selection of new Little Caliphs centre is subjected to approval from Little Caliphs International Sdn. Bhd. and the local authorities (Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri, Local Authorities, Bomba, etc).
On the left is the menu bar of Little Caliphs branches sorted by state, district/township, and housing area.
Entrepreneur who aspires to start up his own Little Caliphs Centre is encouraged to go to the Biz Opportunity webpage.