Required ages to register at ACA Nursery:




Must be 2 years old before December 31 


Must be 3 years old before December 31 


Must be 4 years old before December 31 


Must be 5 years old before December 31 


Children are most receptive to new information when they reach this age and it is the perfect time to inculcate independence, love for learning, and role-play. Most of children learn here go on to become strong habits in the future. We therefore minimize the   attention to each child to ensure they receive most benefit. Children learn through role modelling and simulation, and opportunities are provided to help develop their social skills. Additional learning techniques include assembly, interactive music, puppet shows and sing-a-longs. The Nursery program runs from 7:30am - 12:30pm daily.


Our Pre-KG program is designed for three and four year olds whose third birthday falls on or before December 31st of the academic year. Pre-KG is usually a child’s first school experience, so a positive first year sets the stage for future dispositions towards learning. The focus in Pre-KG is on social skills development, self-help, and language development. Academic skills such as the concepts of counting, recognition of colors and shapes, and basic use of the computer are introduced. Children are exposed to a variety of pre-reading activities in fun, age- and developmentally-appropriate methods. The Pre-KG program runs from 7:30am - 12:30pm daily.

KG 1

Our KG 1 program is designed for four and five year olds whose fourth birthday falls on or before December 31st of the academic year. KG 1 is still a transition year from home to school, and is the first school experience for children who have not previously attended Pre-KG. In KG 1 children are exposed to hands-on, fun, and age-appropriate concepts and skills that will be built-upon in the KG 2 program. Our expectation is that your child has developed some English-language and is able to communicate simple needs.

KG 1 continues to focus on the development of social skills, self-help, and further English and Arabic language development. Pre-reading and pre-writing concepts include recognition of numbers, letters, shapes, and colors, as well as the correct use of classroom tools such as the pencil, scissors, and glue stick. Name recognition and handwriting are introduced. Students learn to love and take care of books. Notions of science are presented through hands-on activities exploring concepts of the five senses, seasons, plants, space, water and matter. Social studies activities include the concepts of global citizenship, a community, and recognizing Kuwait on a large map. The KG 1 program runs from 7:30am -12:30pm daily

KG 2

KG 2 is the equivalent of a kindergarten program in the United States. KG 2 is designed for five and six-year olds whose fifth birthday falls on or before December 31st of the academic year. The KG 2 curriculum continues to focus on oral language, listening, and social skills, while offering more structured approaches to academic concepts in preparation for grade 1. Children learn to recognize all upper and lower-case letters, initial consonant sounds, and long and short vowel sounds. Handwriting is continued and expanded upon. Children at this age are encouraged to be self-reliant and independent in the classroom. The expectation of the students attending the KG 2 program is a reasonably developed level of English-language proficiency, including oral, reading and writing skills, and fairly comfortable communication. The KG 2 is a full-day program.