Kamann School in Salinas makes a point of starting the day with the JUST RUN program. There are many benefits for this. The children usually start the day by being social with their friends. Its a healthy way for the children to complete their social talk on a nice run, rather than waiting and using valuable classroom time.
The teachers have also found that the early run "slows down" those children that are hyperactive and exciteable and makes them ready to concentrate when the enter the classroom.
The early morning run makes the children more energetic and capable of concentrating on school as well in their early classes.
Just like adults, Kamann students, comment that they miss their morning run when for some reason they cannot do it.