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Dan Slagen
By Dan Slagen
Dan Slagen
Dan Slagen
Currently CMO at, Dan Slagen is a 4 time start-up executive specializing in scaling global go-to-market functions from early stage to $100M+ in ARR. With experience in both B2B and B2C at companies such as HubSpot and Wayfair, Dan has built teams across marketing, growth, sales, customer success, business development, and also founded and sold his own video tech start-up. A frequent contributor and advisor to the start-up community, Dan has spoken at more than 50 conferences and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNBC, TechCrunch, and Bloomberg TV amongst others. Above all else, Dan believes in creativity, drive, and a people-first mentality.
Feb 5, 2020· 2 min, 14 sec

The 3 steps child daycares can take to reduce the impact of weather on their business

weather software for daycare

Managing a daycare is hard work! From unpredictable and energetic children to demanding parents, there’s never a calm day at a daycare. But one thing that makes running a daycare that much more hectic is unexpected weather. It can throw off an entire day from having delays to cancellations to adjusting outdoor time. Here are 3 ways weather impacts your daycare and what you can now do about it using’s hyper-local weather insights for daycares.

  1. Communication: If there’s one thing parents appreciate it’s communication. Not knowing or being surprised isn’t something any parent wants, so the more proactive you can be about your daycare the happier parents will be. The best way to do this is to understand at the beginning of the week how weather will impact your daycare. Rain, snow, or ice, you should automatically send out a message to parents warning them days in advance which days you plan to be closed or will have a delay. It allows everyone to make alternative plans and keeps sanity levels (including your own) in a good place.
  2. Managing Child Safety: The number one concern for parents is of course the safety of their children. By better understanding when your daycare will experience hazardous weather conditions like lightning, you can better protect both your kids and staff, and you’ll never have to worry about getting caught unexpectedly outside and having to rush kids indoors. In addition, you can monitor high temperatures and high humidity levels to know when kids are at advanced risk of dehydration so you can be prepared ahead of time with fluids, keeping both your kids safe and parents impressed.
  3. Planning and Scheduling: Getting stuck in the rain on a walk is the worst, and it doesn’t have to happen. You should be able to know exactly when rain will start and stop on any given walking route or outdoor area. That way, you can plan your days ahead of time between indoor and outdoor time. You can also better plan for any maintenance you’ll need. For instance, if you know there’s going to be icy conditions three days from now you can automatically contact maintenance workers so they’re prepared ahead of time.

Sound interesting? It’s actually quite simple to manage against the weather in all 3 of these ways with’s child daycare insights app. Everything is done for you and unique to your exact daycare location. Finally, with the ability to send automated alerts and messages to parents and staff based on the impact of future weather you’ll be able to operate your daycare much more efficiently.

Check it out now and stay ahead of the weather once and for all!

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