Spotlight on HopSkipDrive

Spotlight on HopSkipDrive

HopSkipDrive, TransportationFor busy parents, it can be a challenge to get kids to summer camps and afterschool activities. There is a new service for parents in the South Bay, HopSkipDrive, that aims to be a transportation resource for families with kids ages 6+. We recently had a chance to find out a little more about this new option from Julie Watts, South Bay Community Manager for HopSkipDrive.

1. Tell us a little about your program – HopSkipDrive is the leading ride service for kids founded by three experienced professionals who are also working moms. They understand the stress of getting kids everywhere they need to go and created HopSkipDrive to address this pain point for all families. Parents book rides through the app or website and can track their child’s ride in real time. The HopSkipDrive platform also includes built-in stringent safety features to monitor every ride in real time. HopSkipDrive takes children ages 6+.

2. What do kids love most about your program? – Kids love that HopSkipDrive CareDrivers are so friendly and can get them to their activities on time when their parents or other caregivers can’t.

3. What is unique about your program? – HopSkipDrive CareDrivers have at least five years of childcare experience and must pass a selective 15-point certification process, which includes extensive background checks, vehicle inspection, fingerprinting, participation in ongoing DMV checks, and in-person meetings.

4. How can parents find out more? – To learn more about HopSkipDrive, parents can visit

Authored by: Cindy Donnelly

Cindy has worked for What's Up for Kids for over 19 years and is thrilled to take over as owner/publisher. She loves helping South Bay parents connect with resources and working with camps, schools and other businesses to get the word out about their quality programs and services for families. For marketing information you can contact her at

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