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Welcome to
Lil Unicorn

The 1st Finnish-Asian
Hybrid Kindergarten with Entrepreneurship
(4-6 Years Old)

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Why Finnish-Asian Hybrid for Early Childhood Education?

Dr. Kati Rintakorpi - Consultant & Educator for Early Childhood Education in Finland

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About Lil Unicorn

A Place to Shine

Introducing the Finnish-Asian Hybrid Programme with Entrepreneurship
Finland is known for having one of the best education systems in the world but we believe that the solution to Asia’s education issues and challenges must still come from Asia.

Between our 24-year track-record of prioritising fun in learning without sacrificing academic rigour at the Primary and Secondary level, and working with Finland’s creators of their early childhood education, we’ve reverse-engineered great education down to the Kindergarten level!

Your child can expect an incredible educational experience built from the best of both worlds while retaining our Asian values.

“What’s in it for your child?”
In Dwi Emas Preschool, we harness children’s inherent spirit to learn. Rather than regulating their natural process of learning to the “shoulds” and “musts”, we provide them the freedom to explore and tap into their ability to learn in great magnitudes.

And when the children's positive emotions are engaged during their learning process, that reinforces their desire to learn. What better way to achieve that than by allowing children to direct their own learning through the natural process of discovery and fascination?

The Learning Experience
Dwi Emas Preschool’s programme delivers a complete, stress-free, and holistic experience that respects each child’s individuality and interests.

Notice how children explore MANY things in a short period of time? Their natural curiosity is the self-driving magic that allows them to thrive in our programme.

Our ACE EdVenture-experienced teachers, fluid Finnish-Asian curriculum, and curated preschool environment will help navigate their interests and explorative freedom.

Children are very adaptable at their age and possess a sense of wholeheartedness (what we adults know as passion).

They are not afraid to fail so they don’t second-guess or over-analyse themselves. They are driven in their purpose to discover and learn, and explore fearlessly for answers.

These traits are essentially the spirit of entrepreneurship!

The fundamentals of our Powerpreneur Programme is built to tap into children's inherent entrepreneurial qualities and nurture them.

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Our Story

Lil Unicorn Academy adheres to a holistic approach of early childhood education. When we expose children to different environments and various learning experiences, we allow them to explore their self-awareness and gain a sense of the world around them. Once they leave our Early Childhood Education Center, they’re fully prepared for the next stage of their young lives.

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Our Mission

We believe that children thrive in an environment which values their own uniqueness, while providing support and opportunities to grow emotionally, socially and creatively. By building on each child’s strengths, interests and curiosities, we guide each child to explore the world around them as well as develop new abilities and form close relationships.

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Our Programmes

Harnessing Creativity

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Imaginative Play

What You Need

Outdoor Play

Here For You

Art Lessons

A Perfect Fit

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Our Facilities

The Lil Unicorn Academy is designed with children in mind. From choice of colours and furniture design to brain-stimulating playthings, you can be sure that your child is nurtured in a safe environment that allows them to explore freely as they satisfy their intense curiosity through all five senses.

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Baby Talk & Mama Papa Readers' Choice Award  2021

By bringing the best elements of Finnish early childhood education and Asian values, Lil Unicorn’s superpower is tapping into every child’s capacity for discovery to create a solid foundation to soar as individuals. From our 26 years in education, we can appreciate the challenge new parents have in deciding on their child’s first steps into education. That’s why we’re also happy to be selected by one of Malaysia’s top resources for motherhood and parenting, Baby Talk, in their Readers’ Choice Award, specifically in the category of Best Early Childhood with Entrepreneurship and Best Finnish-Asian Hybrid Kindergarten.

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Lil Unicorn's Partners

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Dr Kati Rintakorpi

Dr. Kati Rintakorpi (PhD., Kindergarten Teacher) from Laurea University of Applied Sciences Finland has a long experience as an ECEC teacher, manager, and entrepreneur.

During the past 10 years, she has been studying pedagogical documentation, assessment and development in early childhood education and training ECEC professionals and students in Finland and abroad.

Dr. Kati Rintakorpi is also the co-author of “This is our world / Tää on meidän maailma” -book (available in Finnish) about pedagogical documentation in early childhood education.


Taina Mikkola

  • CEO and Founder at TinyApp

  • Master of Arts, Education

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Certified Business Coach®

  • Firework Career Coach

Taina is a professional adult educator with solid knowledge of different learning methods and practices. She has been working in the competence development area at both team and individual levels. She has been responsible for several projects where new practices and processes have been launched for groups of people. For the last four years, Taina has been working primarily in education technology and early education fields by providing early education professionals a pedagogical tool, TinyApp, to support their daily work with young children. Taina’s personal passion is to enable each adult working with young children to have the tools and knowledge to meet each child as an individual and make them feel unique and capable.

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Lil Unicorn uses TinyApp

A pedagogical assistant for early childhood education with over 12,000 active users across the globe. From planning and evaluating pedagogical competencies for daycare groups and individual children to the day-to-day communication with parents, TinyApp has all the features for a comprehensive and collaborative learning experience at Lil' Unicorn.


(Finland, Malaysia, Indonesia and Colombia)


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Total Users 
(Teachers, Parents, Students)

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Contact Us

Interested in learning more about Lil Unicorn Academy? Please feel free to get in touch, and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Dwi Emas International School
No. 5, Jalan Ikhtisas 14/1, Seksyen 14,
40000 Pusat Bandar Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Location Coordinates
N 3.072938, E 101.524787

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