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.

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


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


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


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