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.

Payment:

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.

Winter 2018

 

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
Let’s Get Growing! – After School Nature Club
Grades K to 2

Children will be growing a Pizza Garden!  Students will get outdoors, get motivated to plant and eat vegetables and learn a love of gardening by growing a pizza garden together using a selection of organic, non-GMO seeds (thanks to a generous donation from groworganic.com).  Learning basic plant parts and common plant identification, gardening skills, healthy soil maintenance, healthy food choices and harvesting, they will watch their garden grow into ingredients to make their own healthy pizza.  Gaining knowledge about plants, insects, garden tools, how to use a field guide and so much more will be the ultimate goal of this hands on after school program.  Students will regularly observe and maintain the garden.  Dress appropriately to work outdoors in the garden most weeks (weather permitting).  Limited to 16 participants.

Spring 2018

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

11 Classes

$209 Members, $253 Not Yet a Member

Wednesdays 3:15pm - 4:45pm April 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20

 

Sunday
February 18

Animal Care and Science Practicum
Ages 14-18

Come gain key animal care and science skills from a licensed Veterinarian Technician. Students will get to work with the Vet Tech one on one using tools and techniques to perform teddy bear surgeries and in-depth animal examinations. We’ll trouble shoot various animal emergencies and conditions, going beyond the standard check-up to emergency care. Whether you are an aspiring Doctor, Nurse, Vet, or Vet Tech, or you just love animals and science, you will leave this program with many practical animal care know-hows. Limited to 10 participants. **Prerequisite Requirement: Participation in any prior Animal Care and Science program (Animal Care Trainee, Advanced Animal Care Trainee, Vet Tech 101, or Vet Tech 201) at APEC or the volunteer program is required to qualify for the Animal Care and Science Practicum (Please do not register if you have not participated in one or more of these programs; contact Katie at Ext. 202 for further assistance).

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TIME: 10:30-12:30 FEE: $28 Members, $34 Not Yet a Member


 

Wednesday
February 21

APEC Animals Around the World
Grades K-4th

Pick up your passport and get ready to meet live animals as you “travel around the world” at APEC. At the culmination of our program, each participant will receive a beautiful, hard covered souvenir book. Limited to 40 participants.

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TIME: 10:30 – 12:00 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Friday
February 23

Think Tank – Go-Bot Races – *Special Program for Winter Recess*
Ages 7-10

Can you make a moving vehicle that uses a natural energy source? We will try our hand at it here, but if you’re up for the challenge, make one at home prior and bring it in to join the race. (Parental help ok ) Limited to 12 participants. Children will explore their inner scientist with this fun filled hands on experimenting class. They will be challenged to form a hypothesis based on the materials of the day, then draw conclusions based on their experimentations. Watch things bubble, pop, move, and fizz. Change, spread, grow and twist. Join us in answering the question “What happens if....”

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TIME: 1:00 – 2:30 pm FEE: $18 Members, $24 Not Yet a Member


 

 

Fledglings
Ages 3 – 4 (drop-off class)

Explore the wonders of science and the natural world at Alley Pond Park! Join us for nature walks, share great children’s literature, create crafts and meet live animals. Limited to 10 participants. Participants must be able to use the bathroom independently.

Summer 2018: Session 1

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

3 Classes

$68 Members, $80 Not Yet a Member

10:00 -11:30
July 9, 16, 23

Summer 2018: Session 2

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

3 Classes

$68 Members, $80 Not Yet a Member

10:00 -11:30
July 30, August 6, 13
Summer Nature Club - Let's Get Growing
Entering Grades K – 2nd

Hot fun in the summer time!! Join your fellow nature enthusiasts as they explore, learn and discover what life is like at the beach. From sun to sand, sea life to life at sea, summer students will have fun learning through stories, pictures, and interactive hands-on activities. Spark creativity with cool crafts and get moving with wacky (sometimes wet) games, all led by a fun dynamic instructor! Snack included. Applying sunscreen and/or insect repellant prior to drop off is advised. Limited to 20 participants.

Summer 2018: Session 1

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Summer 2018: Session 2

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 30, August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 31, August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
APEC EXPLORERS – Survival Edition!
Entering Grades 3rd- 4th

Discover local ecosystems like never before! Come learn how to survive in the wildness as you deepen your connection to nature. Be prepared to participate in empowering survival games, shelter building activities, learn basic botany, and more. After acquiring new skills, put them to the test with a fun “Humans vs. Plants Challenge” day that you will not want to miss. Field exploration will be used to supplement each session and encourage an appreciation for our natural environment. All students should bring a bottle of water, head covering, and have sunscreen, and insect repellant applied prior to drop off. Snack included. Limited to 14 participants.

Summer 2018: Session 1

 

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

Mon/Wed 10:00 - 12:00 July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Tues/Thurs 10:00 - 12:00 July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Summer 2018: Session 2

 

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

10:00 - 12:00
July 30, August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
10:00 - 12:00
July 31, August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
ALLEY POND PIONEERS
Entering 5th – 7th grades

There’s nothing better than spending summertime in the beautiful outdoors and that’s just what you should look forward to as an Alley Pond Pioneer! Get ready for a summer jam-packed with fun and unique outdoor activities. Along with our annual beach clean-up, we will be going on hikes to Alley Pond Environmental Center’s bubbling spring and along Joe Michael’s Mile. Pioneers will enjoy a serene outdoor yoga class, create some healthy snacks, play lots of fun games and spend a day at the Alley Pond Adventure Course*! Snacks included. This program is limited to 14 participants. Each day, pioneers should bring a bottle of water, head covering and apply sunscreen and insect repellant prior to drop off. Weather permitting; most of these classes will be outdoors. Home base will be APEC’s rustic log cabin. *Additional fee will apply for the Adventure Course.

Summer 2018: Session 1

 

6 Classes

$146 Members, $170 Not Yet a Member

10:00– 12:00
July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26

Summer 2018: Session 2

 

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

10:00– 12:00
July 31, August 2, 7, 9, 14 & 16