IMPORTANT: Arriving on Time!

IMPORTANT: Arriving on Time!
Posted on 08/08/2018
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Staff at the Early Childhood Education Center and Salt River Schools want all ECEC students to benefit from the school day, which is why arriving at school before 8:30 a.m. is so important!

Arriving on time has many benefits:

  • Assists students and families in building positive rituals and habits.
  • Gives students the time they need to say goodbye to family members and feel ready to learn.
  • Creates an opportunity for teachers to greet and connect with students, so students feel welcomed as part of the school family. According to the latest brain research, children reach optimal capacity to learn when they feel safe and connected.
  • Allows teaching staff to engage in one-on-one interactions with students early in the day.
  • Models the importance of greetings by letting students practice with peers and teachers.
  • Allows teachers to share plans for the day so students know what to expect
  • Students don’t miss any information and feel prepared and part of the classroom family.
  • Students can play with friends and interact before enjoying their family-style breakfast.
  • Teachers may use this time to practice or teach skills that need additional work. 
  • Young children are easily distracted and arriving on time helps them to remain focused by avoiding early morning interruptions

Watch our video about on-time arrival and see how students benefit from consistent structure and support!



Together, staff and families can make the initial school experiences of our youngest learners a wonderful, enjoyable and beneficial. On-time arrival will set the stage each day and help children become lifelong learners. Your enthusiasm is contagious, as students are always observing the most important people in their lives: Their family!

If you have any questions, comments or would like to learn some tips on creating rituals or routines for success towards this goal, please contact your ECEC Family Advocate at 480-362-2200.

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