Preschool Education Needs

Preschool Education Needs

KUALA LUMPUR, July 1 (Bernama) — Preschool education needs a shift to ensure it remain relevant and able to cater to the development needs of a child as well as that of the people and country, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.

Preschool education should be futuristic in line with the country’s aspiration to create a learned society that was resilient and disciplined, and one which stayed true to its faith and national identity, in line with the 1Malaysia spirit, he said.

“We can translate this vision through a holistic and futuristic preschool education system which is not too academic-centric,” he said when opening the 2010 National Preschool Education Conference here Thursday.

The four-day event, which focuses on finding the best practice in the implementation of national preschool curriculum, was attended by the ministry’s Secretary-General Tan Sri Dr Zulkurnain Awang, Education Director-General Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom and Deputy Education Director Datuk Noor Rezan Baboo Hashim.

Muhyiddin, who is the Education Minister, said preschool teachers should also be trained to provide a fun-learning environment in school.

“Preschool teachers play an important role because they are the first to formally teach our children.

“They should be able to imbibe a strong foundation to ensure these children can be successful in education,” he said.

Muhyiddin said that up till end of May, preschool enrolment had increased to 70.4 per cent from 67 per cent previously.

“I’m confident that with the commitment shown by all, the target of achieving 72 per cent in preschool enrolment this year can be achieved,” he said.

He also noted that more unregistered preschools showing interest to register with the government.

Meanwhile, speaking at the Education Ministry’s Excellent Service Awards in Putrajaya, Muhyiddin said the ministry was taking steps to enhance the country’s education including reviewing the schooling system, carrying out restructuring at the ministry’s level and enhancing the qualities of teachers and school administrators.

“I am banking on all of you, the staff of the ministry, to give your highest commitment to realise the country’s education development programme,” he said.

Muhyiddin said that the government’s various initiatives such as the 1Malaysia vision, Government Transformation Programme, New Economic Model and the 10th Malaysia Plan, provided the ministry with huge challenges.

“To carry out all these initiatives, civil servants, particularly the staff of the ministry, should offer creative and innovative ideas to strengthen the ministry’s delivery system,” he said.

CIC’s Drama Class 2011

CIC’s Drama Class 2011

CIC’s Drama class will be held during month of November and December 2011. The actual schedule will be issued later.

Benefits of Drama Class:

  1. To provide students with confidence and self awareness.
  2. The students are taught to consider the impact of pitch, tone and body language during conversation.
  3. To speak politely in correct sentences.
  4. Learn to control their feelings.
  5. Being emotionally aware and emotionally intelligent.
  6. To improve the language and increase vocabulary in both languages, Bahasa Melayu and English.

Interested parents can email to parents@cic.net.my

CIC’s Ramadhan Roadshows

CIC’s Ramadhan Roadshows

KUALA LUMPUR 29 Jun – Lebih seribu pelajar Pusat Perkembangan Minda CIC atau Children Islamic Centre (CIC) terlibat menjayakan persembahan yang hebat di dalam program CIC’s Ramadhan Roadshows yang diadakan di beberapa pusat perniagaan terkemuka di Lembah Klang pada hari minggu sepanjang bulan Ramadhan.

Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif CIC, Qutren Nada Ahmad berkata, “Objektif utama aktiviti tersebut adalah untuk meningkatkan keyakinan diri kanak-kanak, seawal usia empat tahun dan menerapkan nilai murni melalui persembahan yang disampaikan”. “Keyakinan diri adalah kunci kejayaan dalam hidup, adalah penting untuk kita bina keyakinan diri mereka seawal mungkin, tambahan pula generasi muda hari ini akan menghadapi zaman global yang lebih mencabar.Untuk terus berjaya, kita harus pastikan mereka boleh berdiri sama tinggi, duduk sama rendah, standing dengan generasi muda negara-negara maju yang lain”. “Bukan mudah untuk melatih kanak-kanak untuk mengadakan persembahan sempurna dan menakjubkan terutamanya di atas pentas di hadapan khalayak ramai.Namun berkat kesabaran guru-guru yang sanggup berusaha lebih dan sokongan ibubapa, hari ini kita lihat kanak-kanak CIC tampil dengan penuh yakin pada diri, mampu membuat persembahan yang sangat membanggakan”.“Umur yang sangat muda tidak menjadi halangan, persembahan yang dilakukan bukan sahaja melebihi kebolehan rakan sebaya yang lain, malah setanding kebolehan pelajar-pelajar remaja”. CIC’s Ramadhan Roadshows ini yang telah diadakan 5 tahun berturut-turut telah berjaya mencungkil bakat dan meningkatkan keyakinan diri ribuan pelajar CIC. Kajian menunjukkan pengalaman semasa kanak-kanak memberi kesan positif yang akan berlarutan sehingga dewasa, lebih-lebih lagi jika suasana di rumah dan kualiti pembelajaran prasekolah menyediakan kanak-kanak dengan asas yang kukuh dan permulaan yang baik. Tambah Qutren Nada, berikutan dengan tema CIC tahun ini iaitu, Leaders Are Readers, Readers Are Leaders, pihaknya banyak memilih persembahan yang memerlukan kanak-kanak banyak membaca seperti persembahan bacaan sajak atau poem dalam Bahasa Inggeris, pantun dan juga choral speaking. Ini adalah untuk menggalakkan tabiat membaca di kalangan kanak-kanak supaya tabiat tersebut dibawa sehingga dewasa. CIC dengan mottonya, “Melahirkan Pemimpin” merupakan pusat perkembangan minda yang menawarkan pakej pendidikan kepada pelajar 3 – 12 tahun. CIC mempunyai 56 cawangan di seluruh negara.Program-program pendidikan ini telah memenangi beberapa anugerah dan antara yang terbaik di Asean. Maklumat lanjut berkenaan CIC boleh didapati di www.cic.com.my.

WHY CHOOSE CIC?

Why Choose CIC?

Choosing a pre school for your child can be a very overwhelming task.

The key is to find a preschool that is a good fit for your child. With so many aspects to consider and the many different schools available, here are reasons CIC Where Leaders Are Born should be at the top of your list of preschools.

Teachers

Teachers at CIC Where Leaders Are Born are warm and caring; greeting your children with a smile and seeing them off with warm hugs, making your child feel at home and look forward for more days at school. With a strong background in Education and Early Childhood Care, teachers are enrolled for many different training programmes to develop their competency in teaching and nurturing the leader in your child.

Setting

The setting of the classroom and school is spacious and colourful from the walls right down to the furniture. The school is decorated with the children’s artwork and learning pictures and words, creating a safe and comfortable environment for your children to learn and explore their potential to becoming leaders.

Curriculum

CIC Where Leaders Are Born has 18 enrichment programmes that addresses all the basic skills a child should acquire between the ages of 3 – 6 years old such as CIC Pemimpin Muda Pintar Al-Quran, CIC New Maths, CIC Pemimpin Muda Pintar Bahasa, CIC Oxford Reading Tree and CIC Thematic Learning. These programmes teaches and exposes your children to the basics of Islamic Studies, Mathematics, and Language. From reading to writing to articulating, every programme is carefully structured to help your child progress according to their capability and ability to learn and comprehend. Every programme encourages each child to learn through play and experience.

Communication

At every quarter, parents will have the opportunity to meet with the teachers to review your child’s development and achievement both in their learning and as an individual. Parents will also receive a Communication Book to keep track of your child’s work at school. For events and outdoor programmes, parents will receive a formal memorandum with detailed information of the event or programme.

Location

With 70 centres nationwide, it will be easy to locate a CIC Where Leaders Are Born near you. Each centre is located neither too far in the suburbs nor too deep into the city, making it convenient for you to send and pick your children up. Your children are also free from the distractions of the city, helping them flourish and develop into a leader in a secure learning environment.

CIC Where Leaders Are Born
www.cic.com.my
03-86876999