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New Feature: Kids Class Age Restrictions

Matt James

March 18, 2024

If you’ve ever had parents register their kids for the wrong class, this update is for you!

With CourseStorm, you’ve always been able to designate an offering as a “Kids Class.” When you do, the registration experience is updated automatically to collect both parent and child information during checkout.

Until now, however, there was no way to display or enforce a given age range for that class. It was just open to all kids of any age. This could sometimes mean that children would end up in the wrong class for their age range, resulting in more work and wasted time for both you and the parent. But not anymore!

How Does It Work?

Now, you can configure a class for a specific age range which not only displays alongside the class on each page of your catalog site, but if you collect a birthdate on your registration forms, we’ll also automatically gate the class so that students outside the age range are unable to register by accident.


Even better, we know that many programs offer summer camps where parents register their kids months ahead of time. So we ensured that age gating works based on the age of the student when the class begins, not when they register for it!

We also know that while you’d like these limits to be placed on registrations made through your website, you’d also like the freedom to override those limitations in the administration area. So, we’re pleased to say that when you register a student yourself, we provide a helpful warning, but let you bypass it whenever you like. It’s that easy!


This new feature will be available to all users on our Pro plan and above starting this month!

Thank You

A huge thank you goes out to:

  • SoLa Tech & Entrepreneurship Center
  • The War Memorial
  • Asbury Woods
  • and all other customers who requested this feature!

And a special thanks to team member, Abby Green, for the excellent recommendation to base our restrictions on the date of class vs. the date of registration. Great idea, Abby!

Matt James

Matt has over 20 years of experience in the software industry. As the founder or co-founder of four software companies, he comprehensively understands technology, design, operations, finance, sales, marketing, and customer service. Matt co-founded CourseStorm to connect learners to classes where they can gain education a la carte to enrich their lives through art classes, prepare for a new job, or level up their existing skills.

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