General Program

Quranic memorization | Islamic Studies | Arabic

Hafidh Program

Hifth | Tajweed

Special Needs Program

Quranic memorization | Islamic Studies | Arabic | Activities

Introducing the Ihsan Academy at ICPC!

Discover a new learning experience for your children at the Islamic Center of Passaic County (ICPC). Our Ihsan Academy offers three specialized programs: General, Hafidh, and Special Needs, catering to the diverse needs of our community.

General Program

We are pleased to announce the new ICPC Education Program. This program is designed to maximize the impact of the time your child spends under our religious tutelage. The program will be focused on three areas: Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Quran. The curriculum will now be unified and offered in Al-Hikmah Elementary School located at 278 N 8th St., Prospect Park, NJ 07508.
The curriculum of this program will be under the direct supervision of our Imam Department.

 

Starting Date: January 6th

Date and Time: Every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

Program Fees: $120 per month

Age Group: 5-18 years old

Sibling discount: 5% off

Location: Al Hikmah Elementary School – 278 N 8th St, Prospect Park, NJ 07508

 

Curriculum:

Arabic Studies:

The Arabic curriculum is specifically designed to enable your child to become proficient in speaking, reading, and writing Arabic.

The objective of the series is to enhance the student’s verbal and written communication skills in Arabic. To achieve this goal, the series provides the student with educational materials that help them to use the classical language from the start, while also creating an opportunity to use what is learned in real-life situations.

Islamic Studies:

The book is a series of Islamic studies textbooks that gradually introduce Muslim students to the essentials of their faith and bring to light historical and cultural aspects of Islam. Each book of the series is designed to emphasize the aspects of Islam that are appropriate for the grade level. 

Hafidh Program

The Hafidh program places a strong emphasis on two core areas: Hifth and Tajweed, making it a specialized and intensive program. To ensure eligibility for this program, your child must successfully meet a rigorous set of standards. Once your child is registered, we will reach out to you to arrange the placement examination. Should your child not qualify for the program initially, they will be enrolled in our general program in conjunction with a pre-hafidh program focused on Nooraniya, Tajweed & Qira’ah to enhance their skills in preparation for the Hafidh program.

The Hafidh program operates from Sunday to Wednesday each week, aiming to provide 6-10 hours of instruction per week, tailored to your child’s level and guided by their instructor. The program will be located at ICPC Paterson.

Starting Date: October 7th

Date and Time:

Saturday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Sunday: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

In-person or virtual Once a week depending on the student’s schedule

Program Fees: $220 per month

Age Group: 5-18 years old

Sibling discount: 5% off

Location: ICPC-Paterson

Pre-Hafidh Program:

Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. (General Program)

Mondays: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Wednesdays: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Program Fees: $220 per month

Age Group: 5-18 years old

Sibling discount: 5% off

Saturday Location: Al Hikmah Elementary School (General Program)

Monday and Wednesday: ICPC-Paterson

Special Needs Program

ICPC strives towards creating a stigma-free society while incorporating the principles of the Quran and Sunnah in its actions when interacting with children with special needs in the community. This approach reflects a commitment to inclusivity and compassion, which are essential values in Islam. This program will be located in ICPC Paterson.

Starting Date: October 7th

Date and Time: Every Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

Program Fees: $120 per month

Age Group: 3-21 years old

Sibling discount: 5% off

Location: ICPC-Paterson

 

Curriculum:

To ensure that, what we teach in the Special Needs Program is retained in our students’ long-term memory, we employ therapeutic techniques unique to each student. Every student’s learning and memorization is modified in accordance with their skills. We will provide one-on-one sessions to ensure that each child is learning to the best of their ability.

Every session offered in the Special Needs Program incorporates occupational, physical, and speech therapy. The following are some examples of teaching styles to meet each student’s needs:

  • Visual Learning:
    • Use visual aids such as pictures, charts, and diagrams to illustrate key concepts.
    • Create visual schedules or timetables to help students understand the lesson’s structure.
    • Incorporate videos, animations, or slideshows to supplement your teaching.
  • Auditory Learning:
    • Provide clear verbal explanations and instructions.
    • Use storytelling, songs, and rhymes to engage students through auditory stimulation.
    • Encourage discussions and group conversations, allowing students to practice their speech skills in a supportive environment.
  • Tactile Learning:
    • Use hands-on activities and manipulatives to reinforce learning.
    • Allow students to touch and interact with objects related to the lesson.
    • Incorporate sensory activities that engage the sense of touch, like textured materials or sensory bins.
  • Occupational Therapy Integration:
    • Collaborate with occupational therapists to identify activities that can enhance fine motor skills.
    • Include exercises or games that promote hand-eye coordination and dexterity.
    • Modify lesson materials to accommodate students’ specific occupational therapy needs.
  • Physical Therapy Integration:
    • Work with physical therapists to design activities that improve gross motor skills.
    • Include movement-based exercises or games to keep students active and engaged.
    • Ensure that your learning environment is accessible and safe for all students.
  • Speech Therapy Integration:
    • Coordinate with speech therapists to incorporate exercises that target speech and language development.
    • Use speech-friendly activities like pronunciation drills or interactive games.
    • Encourage students to express themselves verbally in a supportive and patient manner.

This year, our lesson plans will include a Dua and a Hadith of the week. A monthly theme that focuses on a set of words, letters, Prophets, and nasheeds for each child. We begin our Quranic memorization with the end of Juz Amma, Ayat Al-Kursi, and progress to additional Surahs

Our Islamic Studies curriculum focuses on our beliefs, our manners, and our characteristics as Muslims. We teach our students about Salah and provide a step-by-step explanation of how to perform Salah, including the physical movements and recitations. Students learn about Wudu, the proper method of performing Wudu, and its significance in preparing for Salah. We use stories to highlight the importance of cleanliness and purification in Islam. We help students develop a deep love and connection with Allah SWT by sharing stories that emphasize His mercy, guidance, and love for His creation. We incorporate stories from the Quran and stories of our Prophets to serve as powerful examples and sources of inspiration for our students.

Remember that instilling love for Allah and Islam is a gradual process. It requires patience, consistency, and a nurturing environment. By implementing the above strategies, we can create a program that helps students build a strong connection with their faith and the Masjid while also fostering a love for learning about Islam.

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