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Young Knights

YK boys work daily through a curriculum that is guided by hands-on exploration and meaningful play.

Our Young Knights program is an active, hands-on learning, preschool experience for boys beginning at age two. The Young Knight is constantly moving and exploring. It is through structured, intentional play-based teaching that he begins to expand his boundaries.

He becomes more independent in a loving classroom environment as teachers model empathy, cooperation, and ways to communicate feelings effectively. His imagination and his vocabulary are expanding at a tremendous rate while fine and gross motor skills are strengthening. The Young Knight curriculum is designed to be intentional where each activity, craft, story, and song correlates with a monthly theme. This is a year where exploration, discovery, and love of learning are ignited in a young boy!

Language Arts / Oral and Expressive Skills

  • Listen to stories
  • Attend Library once a week
  • Attend Music
  • Recognize first name in print
  • Sing songs and fingerplays
  • Explore and manipulate books
  • Learn nursery rhymes
  • Speak in complete sentences
  • Engage in conversation
  • Answer simple questions
  • Follow two-part instructions
  • Learn opposites
  • Introduction to Spanish and Mandarin


  • Match like items
  • Count to five
  • Recognize basic shapes
  • Classify and sort objects
  • Introduce AB patterns
  • Explore and manipulate puzzles
  • Introduce concepts: near, far, under, over, behind, next to
  • Gain an understanding of more than, less than, equal to

Fine and Gross Motor Development

  • Become familiar with scissors and tweezers
  • Build a block tower
  • Scribble with markers and crayons
  • String beads
  • Hop, jump, run
  • Throw and kick a ball


  • Discuss the seasons
  • Experience the environment through the five senses
  • Learn about animal groups
  • Identify body parts
  • Introduce plant life cycle
  • Experiment with sink or float

Social/Emotional Development

  • Share and take turns
  • Cooperate with peers
  • Manage emotions
  • Develop empathy for others
  • Learn self-control in a multi-peer environment
  • Develop friendships
  • Initiate and maintain play–independent, parallel, and cooperative play

Self-Help Skills

  • Awareness of daily routine
  • Take care of personal belongings
  • Toileting: manage clothes and wash and dry hands
  • Independently prepare for snack and lunch
  • Eat with a spoon and fork
  • Clean up after self
  • Become independent

Character Development

  • Attend chapel once a week
  • Attend Bible Class
  • Introduce Bible verses and the Seven Virtues of Manhood
  • Sing and read Bible stories
  • Become familiar with Old and New Testament


  • Freely create using various art mediums
  • Experience various types of process art
  • Identify and mix colors