CIC’s 25 Years of Excellence Graduation 2021

CIC’s 25 Years of Excellence Graduation 2021

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم

Assalamualaikum wrt wbt 

Alhamdulillah & Selawat 


Today, I would like to congratulate our teachers, parents, and especially our Young Leaders who had completed their studies and lessons with CIC Where Leaders Are Born! Despite the challenges of the pandemic that we faced, Alhamdulillah, we managed to complete it with flying colors. Congratulations again Young Leaders! 


Dear parents, 

This year our teachers and Young leaders have demonstrated great dedication, perseverance and worked incredibly hard to overcome many challenges including managing physical activities as well as adapting to online classes. For instance, even through online sessions, our Young Leaders are exposed to many science concepts and manage to do a lot of Steam &  Stem activities.  

Moreover, I am beyond proud to see our Young Leaders’ overwhelming participation in creating their own “Magical Book,” which I believe is very helpful in giving them the exposure and experience they need in their early years. Indeed, today I have witnessed the positive growth demonstrated by our Young Leaders. Congratulations again to all teachers and Young Leaders! All of your hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed, and it brings me great happiness to see you all achieve such success.  


Dear parents,  

This year we are celebrating our 25th year of anniversary. For us, being in the education industry for 25 years means that we have become a trusted brand among parents. It also means CIC continuously adheres to constant innovation as we have always made sure that we adapt to the most effective teaching approaches to stay relevant and ensure CIC’s prolonged existence. Striving for 25 years also proves that we have always been adding values and benefiting the community at large. We have become the leader in the industry, as many other industry players are also following our footsteps and looking up to CIC as the model of success.  

I would also like to take this opportunity to express my highest gratitude to all our parents who have been supporting us since the beginning. I have noticed that for the past 25 years, our valuable parents have viewed CIC as part of their self-image and reflected their personalities. I believe our positive parents hold good quality of characters and come from good families, InshaAllah. Most of our parents are advanced or maybe leaders of their communities. I could see that all our parents shared our mission and vision. Thank you again! 


Dear parents, 

We are excited to let you know that for this upcoming year, our academic team especially, have been planning to offer a lot more exciting activities for our students! Therefore, I look forward to seeing most of the children continue with CIC Where Leaders Are Born.  

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce that we are launching new CIC campaigns for 2022! Our new campaigns are Childhood Is Crucial and Cheerful Innovative Classroom! Though most of you may probably already be aware of it.  


Through the campaign of Childhood Is Crucial, we want to deliver and advocate the message of the importance of childhood. We want everyone, especially parents, to know that childhood is the most crucial turning point of people’s lives as it is the foundation in building personalities and characters. It is the time where children learn a lot about life through observing people around them. It is the time when children’s brain develops and much of its ‘wiring’ is laid down. Childhood Is Crucial is a campaign to raise awareness among adults, especially parents to always give, create and choose the best childhood experience for their little ones. 

Cheerful Innovative Classroom  is also another campaign that we are introducing this upcoming year! This campaign largely highlights our dedicated team, especially our teachers, the frontliners who are always warm, cheerful and committed to make sure every classroom in CIC is cheerful and innovative. Our team is committed to provide many innovative ideas in order to make sure our Young Leaders to enjoy their learning experience with CIC. It is our promise to serve our prestigious customers with increased dedication in years to come.   


I look forward to see more students with us, InshaAllah. Therefore, stay with us CIC Where Leaders Are Born. Thank you so much and congratulations again for all Young Leaders who have graduated with CIC Where Leaders Are Born. 


Thank you. 


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 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

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


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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

I Feel Good

Today’s children will be the citizens of tomorrow. They are tomorrow’s parents. If they have received good education from the right hands, they in turn can carry forward this practice to their children.

If we have the will, we can develop the society for the future. If we neglect them, they can be the cause of the ruination of the society.

I discovered CIC is the perfect business for me. What about you?

Qutren Nada Ahmad

Speech by CEO


Alhamdulillah we are born as Moslem. Our children are born in our hands, Moslem families, and I know that CIC’s parents are selected parents, you are outstanding Moslems and are advanced of other parents in Malaysia generally. I am proud of you and I am very grateful to have families like you supporting CIC’s mission and vision to come true.

However I like to advise myself and you too as CIC’s families, to help ourselves and our families to reach to the level of Mokmeen because being Moslem is not enough for we will be regretful in the hereafter.

There are more criterias to be a Mokmeen. I cannot discuss in details about those criterias, and for us to understand about it, needs time and want, but as a brief, it means about real belief.

Ashabul Kahfi For Example, they are the Mokmineen mentioned in the Quran. How many of us will possess such criteria of Ashabul Kahfiwhenever we encounter the test from Allah? If we do not have real belief, we cannot reach the level of these people of Ashabul Kahfi.

As far as I know, Ashabul Kahfi are not the Prophets but just seven men who had the belief in Tawheed while their society did not.

Many more messages in Surah Al Kahfi that we must learn, like the stories of Khidr and Zul Qarnain. We are told that Surah Al Kahfi has priviledges. But how many of us really understand about the messages in it?

My point is to emphasize that we parents have to help ourselves and families to reach to the Level Of Mokmineen before death comes to us and to reach that, the path is not easy. How we have to struggle for physical attainment, the Struggle For Our Iman is even more difficult.

Remember, Allah Will Not Only Test the previous generations like Ashabul Kahfi but Allah Will Test Us also. He will test our belief the same he test the past generation so that in the Hereafter we will stand in front of Him with equal chance!

Therefore, we have to continue to seek knowledge, what we had learnt in schools, universities, mosques are not enough to be a Mokmeen. Seek Knowledge, Ikhlas and being Humble, only then, we are on our way to become Mokmeen. Being ikhlas and humble is essential because wal iya zubillah we do not want to be like Iblis who is proud of himself and thinks that he is better than Adam and because of that pride, he is kufur, did not obey Allah to prostrate before Adam.

People say, “Some Love Lasts A Lifetime, True Love Lasts Forever”. Let us give to our families the gift that is not only lasts a lifetime but lasts forever, give the gift of Iman and we can leave the rest to Allah!

At CIC, we tried to do so many things to give the Gifts That Last Forever for our children. Our team from the HQ to the centres, all hands in hands had given a lot of efforts to make our mission and vision successful. I am grateful to have them around me. We spent a lot in the trainings, hoping that the crews will give back to the children. Some crews remain, some leave for whatever reason, we know that the trainings we give will last forever and will help to create better society in the future.

CIC’s Blossom Project is one of our efforts to give the Gifts That Last Forever to the children. We did Hi-Tea And the Blossom Walk, and many more activities.

Again I am grateful to have all of you, the CIC’s families who are very attentive, I hope all of you will be with us to promote and create awareness to the people to stop the child abuse and give more rights to the children including the right to have better education.

(Qutren Nada Ahmad)

Qutrennada.COM – On our Hari Raya festival, where we Malaysians would have Open House and makan-makan together, how would we expect Malaysians behave?

Few days back did you hear about the chinese tourists (from China) were asked to leave the Japanese restaurant for having poor eating attitude?

The women throw the peeled shells onto the floor, and pile up bones and rubbish on the table. According to the report, they had also stayed at their table beyond the limit of 90 minutes for the restaurant’s buffet service despite being reminded several times by staff that it was time to leave.

However this situation seems very common in Malaysia too.

On our Hari Raya festival, where we Malaysians would have Open House and makan-makan together, how would we expect Malaysians behave?

Last few nights I was invited for Iftar at a friend’s house. He invited many other friends and neighbours that it became quite a big event. Like usual I saw people just left the tables with many plates and bowls with so much mess and food waste without the awareness to help at least by throwing their own mess into the garbage bag.

We Malaysians used to eat outside at stalls and mamak restaurants where there are helpers to clean the table, so we behave the same when we are the guests of a kenduri??

Please, even it is the restaurant we pay, we Malays must behave well and lead by example and show good table manners ourselves. Our children will copy our behaviour or do we want in future our children becoming like the China’s tourists being chased out from the restaurant for having bad eating behaviour??

When people invite us for open house or kenduri, we need to focus more on establishing relationship, but not eating like we are starving and leave the table with mess like “monyet dapat bunga”

Another issue is on the damage that we do to the world when we widely serve using the plastic plates and utensils. Today Europe is proposing a ban on single-use plastic items such as cutlery, straws and cotton buds in a bid to clean up the oceans.

But can we imagine in Malaysia, how can we ban the plastics plates while the eaters are just do not want to help to clean their own mess? – Preparation will make the teachers or the child minders ready for the job

It is so sad over the tragic death of Adam Rayqal in the hands of the baby sitter, all I could think is either a negligence or an abuse case. I am not commenting on that case but my 20 years experience working with preschool teachers who are indirectly the child minders, could help us identifying good teachers from bad ones.

The key is to see how they prepare for their job. If they prepare early and do their homework well like preparing the lesson plans, teaching tools and organising their things, the teachers will find that handling children is a pleasure and the children will excel at learning. The same with baby sitters, we as parents should be able to see their preparations each day.

Preparation will make the teachers or the child minders ready for the job and they will not be stressful easily which if they become stressful, they can commit bad behaviour and can be harmful to the children.

For babysit, check also whether they have the equipments to assist them in doing their best, for example baby cots and the toys for the toddlers. The equipments also must be arranged at the right place for efficiency. The timetable and suitable activities arranged also important to keep the toddlers busy and will have an enjoyable and productive day..

If the baby sitters do not prepare, they will become tired easily, especially if they handle multiple toddlers. They will force the toddlers to sleep all the time and will act harshly towards the toddlers.

If parents send their children to taska or tadika, they must choose a professional administrator, or effective management. And make sure parents will work closely with the management and support them. Because the management will act on behalf of the parents and it is not easy to rule and manage the child minders and the teachers with many background.

In my experience, sometimes we found that the parents do not support the management and tend not to support the management in case there is an issue between the management and the child minder. Always remember that effective management will act on behalf of the parents, if they rule, it is for the benefit of the children, however not necessarily in favour of the child minders and the parents themselves.

We pray the goodness for all, with everybody playing their role at the best, nothing bad will happen insyaAllah. Bismillah, in the name of Allah, together we develop our next generation.




Our honorable guests,YB Datuk Mas Ermieyati binti Samsudin

(Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia), distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.

Assalamualaikum wrt

Thank you for choosing to spend your time with us here especially when I, myself cannot manage to go to each area for such a celebration.

When I started CIC 20 years ago, we had a very small event but as CIC grows to 70 centres today, I am no longer able to attend too many celebrations like this due to time constraint. In addition, it is unreasonably costly to conduct multiple events especially when we want to have a great one.

Time runs very fast at CIC when early of the year, we struggled to ensure every child was happy with the new environment while focusing on the quality of learning.

While regulating and monitoring the compliance of each centre, we were untiringly engaged with a series of teachers’ training.

As for the children, with a diverse of thematic learning, they were involved in the CIC Pocket activities and few educational trips.

Soon came the mid year, we were busy with sports day and during the month of Ramadhan, we had Nuzul Quran and Khatam event and a number of Ramadhan Roadshows and Haiya Bid Doa Contest.

All activities are to give exposure and learning experiences to our young leaders. In August, we had more of spelling contests and Merdeka Roadshows.

Towards end of the year we were occupied with students performance evaluation and intensive learning to catch up on all lesson plans. And last but not least, the Convo preparation. After this week, we will have Year End Ihtifal at every center and soon after school ends, we will start with teachers training for next year’s teaching plan and soon, we will prepare to receive the new students who will start their orientation on 15th Dec, just about 5 weeks from now.

And I must tell you, next year we will have Dream Big as the theme. We have planned many interesting activities related to that. Among the activities are the KLCC Challenge, My First Robot, Engineers at Work, Architects at Work, etc etc.. Make sure your children will not miss out!

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

In fact time does not run, but flies when you work at CIC! With a busy schedule, CIC is already 21 years old. Alhamdulillah not many companies are able to sustain after 5 or 10 years, let alone 20 years. We owe this success to our customers who trust us. Alhamdulillah, from the first batch of customers we had, until now, we have helped more than 40,000 families.

Maybe the number is not huge compared to other large companies in other industries. Neither are we so big that we can spend lavishly on our 20th anniversary. Some companies spend a lot even for their 10th anniversary. But CIC cannot afford to spend lavishly.

Our profit which is just enough for the operation cost with slim profit margin does not allow us to even spend on our anniversary.

However Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, we have managed to spend on lots of trainings to our teachers.. and in 20 years, we managed to give a stable employment to many people. Quite a number of our teachers worked with us for many many years, and some of them have retired with the opportunity to open a CIC of their own under our franchise program. Alhamdulillah it shows that CIC is barakah.

Not only have we helped with the employment, more importantly CIC has helped many thousands of children to have a very wonderful childhood. They started with positive happy high performing environment and the first batch of our children have already completed their university studies with flying colors.

Even though we cannot afford to celebrate our anniversary, we are very grateful to see these children successful. We hope we can do more for them especially if we have more time.

I still remember last 2 years, on this same stage (last year we did our Convo at different place). But last 2 years we did it here. I still remember how an autistic child happened to throw a tantrum when other children were performing. The beautiful part was how the other children accepted the difference that their friend had. They were calm and continued performing even when their friend took the microphone and continued throwing a tantrum. Seeing this, I felt so proud of these CIC’s young leaders that they managed to control the situation, being more adult than some adults, accepted differences and loved without condition.

We need to learn from these children. We must learn to accept differences. In this way the world will become a beautiful place to live in.

This is what we want to have at our school. Diversity. Accept differences. Multicultural ready. This is what most of our schools even high performing schools in Malaysia lack of. Research shows that almost all of our kebangsaan or jenis kebangsaan schools do not prepare the students to be multicultural ready. While in this global village, those students who are multicultural ready will have a big advantage and will have a higher chance to become more successful.

Saidina Ali KW said, “Give the education of future to your children”. We hope our children are more advanced than us. Today they are talking about Artificial Intelligence and many new technology. Why not give the opportunity to our children to go the highest possible of future education?

We believe our school offers that future education. To continue to give more to our children and hoping we can continue the excellence of CIC to the next stage, we have established Abedeen International School. We are very proud that in its first year it received an award of Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership due to the fact that Abedeen’s facilities and standard is as high as the 1st tier International School however the fees are as affordable as the 4th tier of International School.

Hope to see your children at Abedeen just because the excellence must be continued.

Finally I want to congratulate our young leaders, parents and teachers for the success of completing this year’s lessons and making our 6 year old children CIC’s preschool graduates!

I am sure it is never easy but we have made it together! Together we develop young leaders!

Wabillahi taufiq..

Thank you again