My name is Sholom Strick and I’m a daycare owner as well as the founder and CEO of Hopping In.

Hopping In started after my wife and I noticed the demand for a convenient, accessible system that would let part-time daycare customers add days to their kids’ schedules on short notice.

As a provider it’s difficult to always let parents know exactly what spots have opened up day-by-day. Collecting payments and keeping track of the days can also get confusing. Hopping In solves these challenges in one easy-to-use web-based app.

The Hopping In tool provides a quick, easy and cost-efficient solution for daycare booking that meets the needs of both parents and providers. Thinking big to help the small is what Hopping In is all about.

About Me

Sholom Leora Strick

Sholom & Leora Strick

I was born and raised in Chicago, and went on to earn my Bachelor’s Degree from Sy Syms School of Business in New York.

I first got involved in childcare after helping a commercial tenant start a daycare in Chicago. It was a great experience and I went on to apply my business background to opening and running a daycare of my own.

I branched out from there, establishing more daycares throughout Chicago. I’ve always been guided by my passion for providing professional, loving childcare for kids from all backgrounds.

My wife Leora and I live with our four children in Chicago and we’re all big Chicago Bears fans. I love to surf – Ecuador’s my favorite. I also love food and I’m enthusiastic about encouraging healthy eating habits in our youngsters. My childcare and preschool center The Nook serves all-organic meals, for example.

My favorite movie is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  I’m a big fan of the comedy classics.

When it comes to business and life there’s a saying I like to keep in mind the quote Ferris used: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”