All parents face the challenge of transporting their child to school, sports practice and other various activities. Parents constantly balance their personal and professional responsibilities in order to provide the most for their family. Often, parents have to juggle the responsibilities and schedules of multiple children! That’s where GoKart comes in- we help parents with one of the most time-consuming and challenging parts of the daily routine- transportation!
GoKart alleviates the challenge parents’ face when trying to manager their child’s schedule with their own by providing a safe and reliable option for their child’s transportation. We do so by providing a platform that exceeds the most compelling safety concerns and with a hands-on management team to oversee every drive. Using our iOS platform, parents are able to receive notifications and texts when their ride has been claimed by a driver, when their driver arrives and when their child has safely reached their destination, so that parents can know where their child is at all times.
Today, parents utilize a variety of means to transport our children. We use the district bus, neighbors, friends and family, baby-sitters and nannies. Inherent in all of those is some sense of trust. GoKart takes that trust a step further. Our drivers all have previous child-care experience, 7 year federal background checked (which includes the national sex registry), drug screened, reference checked and most importantly interviewed in person and hand selected by the senior GoKart team.
The team at GoKart cares very deeply about kids safety, as well as keeping kids involved in sports and activities. We are here to help other parents and caregivers who juggle the modern challenges of a work/life balance.
Our cutting-edge iOS allows parents to book with the click of a button! The app is specifically designed to be easy to use, safe and reliable. Parents can create an account and save their passenger info, favorite locations and preferred payment to make booking simple! We also handle website orders, in which we hand-pick a driver for your child’s next scheduled drive.
Scheduling a ride for your child is easy! Simply download the 'GoKart Kids' app to get started. From there, select who will be riding, when are where they need to picked up and dropped off. Parents can leave their driver a message for special instruction. Want to schedule the same ride for another day? No problem! You can “book again” after a ride has happened to select the same drive for another day.
Our tech team specializes in protecting client information. No client information is shared, traded or used for any other purpose than for us to serve you. We also have a confidentiality agreement for employees.
Paying for your child’s ride is simple! A parent can easily add or remove payment options. At checkout, the parent selects which payment method they would like to pay with. A confirmation is sent and the payment will be reflected in your ride history.
We want parents to know when and where their child is at all times. Parents receive a push notification and text when a driver has claimed a requested ride. The notification includes the driver’s name and photo. Parents also receive a push notification and text to their phone when the driver has arrived at pick up and safely reached your child’s destination. In the iOS app, parents can track the entire ride in real time.
GoKart’s drivers love kids! In order to become a driver, the interview process clearly must reveal that they are passionate about kids and kids safety. Most drivers are mother’s themselves and understand that safety is our #1 priority.
Stacy is passionate about kids safety and them staying in the activities they love. She has driven her own 3 kids for almost 15 years. Having elementary, middle school and high school aged kids has helped her understand the strains of parent’s work schedule and getting kids to where they need to go. So far the kids Stacy has driven have said that she is “Nice” and “Cool” which is a big compliment coming from teenagers. Stacy is the proud new parent of a Golden Retriever puppy named Harper and a diehard Steelers fan.
Laura joined the GoKart team in May of 2019. Laura is a mom of 5 amazing kids, ages 14-29! Laura has been a stay at home mom for the past 17 years. Laura has first-hand experience driving her kids, their friends and carpools to countless events and activities, such as, rowing, marching band, baseball and volunteering. Laura understands how difficult it is to juggle our kids' busy schedules! Laura drives for GoKart because she's passionate about helping parents get their kids to and from all the wonderful activities they are involved in. Laura loves chatting with her passengers, hearing their perspectives and discovering new ways to get around town. In her free time, Laura loves to be outside! Laura particularly likes hiking in parks. While inside, Laura is in the kitchen trying out new recipes for her family.
I moved to Holly Springs 6 years ago after enjoying many years of working on the administrative side of in an independent school in San Francisco Bay Area. Coordinating trips and handling students schedules is nothing new to me! And, as a single parent when my own two children were teenagers, I understand the juggling act and the emotions of coordinating rides between school to dance, ice hockey, golf and home. I look forward to providing a safe drive for your children as they pursue their extracurricular activities.
Hello! My name is Susan, and I am the mother of five wonderful people, ages 20 to 40 years old! I relocated to North Carolina almost six years ago from south Florida, but I’ve lived most of my life in Maryland, raising my kids for 31 years there, eight of those years as a single parent. I worked for six years on staff of a very busy health club Kids’ Place, supervising, caring for and playing with children ages 6 months to 12 years old. I also provided daycare in my home for several toddlers over the years, including two of my six grandchildren. I have a BS in marketing, which I earned while expecting my fifth child back in 1996. My life has always been centered around children, and their safety and wellbeing come first at all times. I recognize a need for safe transportation and supervision for children and I will take good care of yours, from door to door!
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