Welcome to a simpler way to get them there

HopSkipDrive is a ride service for kids designed to help you take some of the stress out of your family's busy schedule. It was created by three moms who understand the struggle of getting kids around town safely.

We get it

We wouldn't trust our kids with just anyone, and neither should you. That's why we developed a solution that makes scheduling rides with experienced caregivers easy and convenient, with built-in stringent safety features to give you real peace of mind. We fingerprint every CareDriver, monitor every ride in real time, and you can follow along on your app too.

Using HopSkipDrive is easy


Schedule a ride. Get Kate to ballet this Wednesday at 4, or Caden to karate every Tuesday at 3. Set up your kids' rides right from the mobile app. Include any special location information about things like school sign-out procedures, pick-up lines, and parking challenges. Rides must be scheduled before 7 p.m. the previous day so you can get information about your driver in plenty of time. 



Meet your driver. When you set up your ride, you will be matched with a CareDriver. You will see their profile, picture and car information. Share this information with your child so they know who to expect. Also, if necessary, please provide your driver's information for any required sign-out authorizations.


Track your ride. Download the HopSkipDrive app to schedule rides, get real-time updates, and track your child during their ride. 


Download the free HopSkipDrive App 


Enjoy peace of mind. On the day of the ride, be sure to show your child the picture of their CareDriver in the app. If they have a cell phone, they can also receive a text with the information. At the time of the ride, the driver will arrive in an orange HopSkipDrive t-shirt, give your child their secret code word and be on their way. You'll be notified via the app and can track them in real time.

We're expanding every day, and will be rolling in your neighborhood soon. The more families signed up in your area, the sooner we will get there. Download the app [IOS, Android] and let all your friends know about HopSkipDrive. 

We're rolling throughout LA/OC

We're rolling throughout SF & the East Bay

Have more questions? Find answers to all your HopSkipDrive questions here.

Designed by safety-obsessed moms

In everything we do, we put safety first — from the way we rigorously screen our drivers to our in-ride safety features and our live customer support. After all, our kids use HopSkipDrive too. All CareDrivers must pass our mom-approved, selective 15-point certification process, which includes extensive background checks, fingerprinting, requiring drivers to be members of the TrustLine registry, ongoing DMV checks, ride-alongs, reference checks, driver training, and meeting every single driver in person. Your child also has their own personalized code word their driver will confirm with them for added security. We have insurance specifically designed for transporting children, and have partnered with Zendrive, a software that monitors driving behavior and helps us ensure that drivers are not texting or talking while your child is in the car. We look out for your kids the same way we take care of ours. 

CareDrivers pass the picky mom test

All of our CareDrivers must pass through our 15-point certification process. They all have a minimum of 5 years of childcare experience. They are moms, teachers, nannies, babysitters, nurses and more. Our drivers are required to be members of the TrustLine registry, the gold standard for background checks for childcare providers in the state of California. When your kids ride with HopSkipDrive, you can rest assured they are in expert hands.


Interested in becoming a CareDriver?  

Think you have what it takes to become a CareDriver? We check references, perform comprehensive background checks, help you get registered with TrustLine, and meet every CareDriver in person. You'll be expected to adhere to the HopSkipRules and take great care of the kids you drive. This is a job you do with love!