Registration Information

Registration Policy:

Pre-registration is required for all programs.


 

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 missed programs.

If APEC is notified within one week that the registrant cannot attend or if APEC cancels the program, a registration credit the amount of the class will be applied to you account to be used for future APEC program registration.

Refunds will only be applied to multi-session programs if the spot is filled. If the spot in the program is not filled, a credit will be applied to your account. A $25 cancellation processing fee will be deducted from the total refunded or credited.



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.

 

Let’s Get Growing
Grades K to 2

Our hands on science after school program features STEM challenges and activities, experiments, nature hikes, and story time, all correlating with our new monthly themes. Led by a dynamic instructor, children will gain an appreciation and respect of their natural surroundings in a relaxed and friendly setting. Bring a healthy snack. Hot chocolate included. Limited to 16 participants. Be sure to sign up for all three sessions! 

Winter 2019

 

3 Classes per session: $72*

Wednesdays 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm January Session: Winter Science January 16, 23, 30
February Session: Wacky Weather February 6, 13, 27
March Session: March Madness March 6, 13, 20

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!


Wednesday
February 20

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
Ages 3-4, with one adult

Warm-up with some fun facts about a variety of insects! Children will meet live insects, enjoy a book together and make a craft. We will also make a tasty bug-inspired snack. Limited to 8 participants with ONE adult per child. No siblings except babies staying in infant seats.

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TIME: 11 – 12:30 FEE: $21*!

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!


Insect Investigation
Ages 5-6 (drop-off)

Does your child love insects? Then send them to APEC for an up-close look at cockroaches, crickets and walking sticks. Play an insect matching game, share a story, make a craft and make a tasty snack. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 11:00 – 12:30 FEE: $21*!

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!


No Bones About It: Strange, Unusual and Gross Animals
Ages 7-10

Join us for an interactive workshop led by a real entomologist. Put on your lab coat and step into our “lab” to meet some special creatures up close and learn their importance in nature. Visit experiment stations and make some cool observations. Snack included. Each junior anthropologist will leave with a souvenir book. Limited to 24 participants.

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TIME: 11:00 – 12:30 FEE: $24*!

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!


Intro to Veterinary Care
Ages 10-13

If you are interested in becoming a veterinarian, veterinary technician, or if you just love animals, then this class is for you! Come train with one of our professional animal caretakers, and learn how to keep our animals healthy and happy. Students will learn how to handle and care for multiple species in this course! Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 11:00 – 12:30 FEE: $19*!

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!