About Us

Kid CarPool is an app that aims to help families simplify the carpool process. We are not a car service. Users are made up of families with busy schedules and groups of families who attend the same school/afterschool program or sports team.

Our Founder, a former nanny, saw that while there was a market for car services catering to busy families there was not an app on the market for communities that rely on carpooling to get their kid from one location to another. Danielle Patton recalled the chaos of arranging carpools – calendars filled with instructions, informing parents/caregivers/families of pick up and drop off, searching for directions, and scrambling to find alternate drivers if someone got sick.

With Kid CarPool all the issues that can cause carpool stress are addressed without having scramble around to make sure all the details are worked out. Parents/caregivers/families can set up a carpool, invite other families, schedule multiple drop offs and pick ups, and save on gas with real time directions. Drivers are informed of who will be in their carpool on a certain day, where to pick up kids and where to drop them off with driving instructions and estimated time.

Since carpools are always changing, parents/caregivers/families can send notifications to the carpool group if someone gets sick or is not going to be at pick up. Additionally parents/caregivers/families receive notifications from drivers when children are picked up and dropped off at their location, giving parents/caregivers/families the assurance that their child made it to their destination.

Our goal at Kid CarPool is to make carpooling fun and effective, saving you time and money to do the things that matter most  – spend more time with your kids. 

Our Team

Founder: As a nanny for nearly a decade, Danielle Patton has experienced it all – forgotten homework or ballet shoes, drop off and pick up confusion, and the rush to make it to swim lessons on time. She created Kid CarPool to help busy families streamline existing carpools, create new ones, and give peace of mind that children will be safely transported from one activity to the next by a trusted parent or caregiver.

Product Team: Kid CarPool was cleverly designed and built by a great team of parents, each with over 10 years expertise in their field who believe in helping others and the environment.

Marketing Team: Our marketing team is made up of parents, caregivers, and marketing professionals who are very familiar with carting kids from one activity to another. 

Did You Know

20% - 30%

of morning traffic is from parents driving their children to school

16 hrs/month

is the average time parents spend behind the wheel by the time their child turns 20

4 out of 5 parents

are tired of being their child’s chauffeur and would embrace “an alternative”

180 gallons

of fuel are used by parents/caregivers to drive their child to school each year