Registration Information

Registration Policy:

Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Registration for Fall 2016 (through December) is ongoing.

Registration for Winter 2017
(January - March 2017) opens online on
Tuesday, December 6
at 1:00 pm


Online Registration:

Please click here to register.

APEC is only able to accept in person or phone registrations Monday - Friday. You can register online at any time.

Please pay careful attention to the age range of the program you are registering for. Program fees are non-refundable. In the event that you register your child for a class that is not age appropriate, we will contact you to discuss transferring your child to an age appropriate program or hold the credit for a future class.


If registering by phone or online, you must pay by credit card. If you are registering in person, we prefer payment by cash or check (payable to APEC).

Waiting List:

If it appears that you will be closed out of a particular class, please put your name on the waiting list online. Additional classes may be added. You will be notified if that occurs.

Missed Classes:

No refunds or credits will be given for any programs. You may give your spot to another child if the child is the appropriate age for the program. Please phone APEC to let us know the switch of names.

Make-up Policy:

A make-up session is only offered for children attending multi-session programs during the regular school year. Only ONE make-up program is available, regardless of how many classes a child misses. At the start of the semester, parents will be given a handout with the make-up class date. In order to attend the make-up session, you must notify the Early Childhood Coordinator at (718) 229-4000 ext. 207 to sign up for the class. Notification is required so adequate staff and materials are prepared. Make-up classes are not available for summer programs.

Age Requirement:

Your child MUST reach the required age for a particular program either before or during the month that he/she begins that program. All programs are drop-off unless otherwise noted. Participants in drop off classes must be able to use the bathroom independently .

Trial Classes:

APEC does not offer trial classes. Try one of our one-time weekend programs! They are an accurate representation of how we run our weekly programs.

Junior Nature Kids
Grades K to 2

Join your fellow nature enthusiasts each week as they experiment, explore and learn about different scientific, nature oriented, and animal topics! Students will participate in hands-on demonstrations, games, crafts, learning activities and nature walks led by a fun and dynamic instructor! Snack included. Limited to 16 participants.

Fall 2017

Registration opens Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 PM

15 Classes

$285 Members, $345 Not Yet a Member

Wednesday 3:15pm - 4:45pm September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25,November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13, 20

Winter 2018

Registration opens Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00 PM

11 Classes

$209 Members, $253 Not Yet a Member

Wednesdays 3:15pm - 4:45pm January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28


December 27

Winter Wildlife
Ages 3 with parent, 4-5(drop-off class), 6-7 (drop off class)

How do local animals survive the harsh winter weather? Learn about physical and behavioral adaptations of forest mammals, birds and reptiles. Interactive activities, science-themed children’s literature and a craft will be included in each class. Ages 3 to 5 limited to 8 participants. Ages 6-7 limited to 12 participants.

Click here to register for age 3
Click here to register for ages 4-5
Click here to register for ages 6 -7

TIME: 10:00am – 12:00pm FEE: $18 Members, $24 Not Yet a Member

Animal Care Club
Ages 8-12

Would you like to help us care for APEC’s animals? This program teaches children about the unique job of an animal caretaker. Children will learn about the needs of APEC’s animals, and gain hands-on experience in feeding, brushing, and cleaning them. DIY pocket animal and wintertime bird feeder included. Limited to 8 participants.

Click here to register

TIME: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm FEE: $18 Members, $24 Not Yet a Member