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!


Spring 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

10 Classes: $276*

Wednesday 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm April 3, 10, 17
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12

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


Friday
April 12

Friends & Family CPR Training
Adults and children 14 and up

This course, led by members of the Glen Oaks Volunteer Ambulance Corps, teaches this AHA training the lifesaving skills of adult hands-only CPR and is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card to meet a job requirement. This is ideal for new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. Each student will receive a take home workbook for future reference. Limited to 12 participants. Free childcare provided. Light refreshments. Funds raised from this program will go towards children’s programming and animal care.

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TIME: 6 – 8 pm FEE: $10*

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


 

Monday
April 22

Earth Day: Earthly Legends
Families

Join us for our family Earth Day event. We’ll kick off the night on foot, as we take an early evening walk through our nature trails looking for wildlife and thinking about the hidden gifts nature gives us. Then the rest of the night will be spent close to the fire circle as we listen to legends of our planet’s beginning. Stories will be interactive and kid friendly. Craft and snacks included. Campfire snacks like marshmallows, orange slices, and tomatoes included. Limited to 30 participants.

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TIME: 6:00-8:00 FEE: $3*

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


 

Monday
April 22

Earth Day Wild Plant and Forage Walk
Adults

A wild plant and forage walk led by Marie Viljoen. Includes a wild inspired snack. Marie Viljoen is the author of Forage, Harvest, Feast - A Wild Inspired Cuisine. Marie approaches foraging from the perspective of a cook, mixologist, and kitchen gardener looking for new ingredients and flavors. Her emphasis is on both weedy or invasive plants, which could easily become commonly eaten and enjoyed vegetables, fruit or herbs, as well as indigenous flora whose unique qualities are unexplored by most cooks. On forage walks she discusses the do's and don't's of foraging, as well as culinary ideas and techniques for unfamiliar ingredients. All plants - not just edible - are part of the mobile discussion. Marie's goal on each walk is to tune the eye to the green details beneath our feet, so that we see the place where we live with newly appreciative eyes and a botanical sense of context. Limited to 25 participants.

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TIME: 5:00 – 6:30PM FEE: $10*

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


 

Tuesday
April 23

Pet CPR & First Aid
Adults and children 12 and up

Do YOU know how to help your pet in an emergency? Learn the lifesaving skills needed. Hosted by Paws N Claws 911, this workshop is designed for anyone with an interest in protecting the safety and wellness of animals. Training is geared towards pet parents, pet care professionals, groomers, dog sitters, dog walkers, vet techs, and animal rescue group volunteers. Taught by a 25+ year seasoned pre-hospital care provider and educator, the class includes lecture, demonstration and an emphasis on hands on skills practice to ensure your proficiency in the life saving skills presented. Save $10 off the regular $75 registration fee. Includes handbook, certificate and emergency muzzle. Limited seats – register today. To register, visit www.pawsnclaws911.com & click “register online” Questions? Tom Rinelli 631-721-8129.

TIME: 4 – 8 pm FEE: $65*

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


 

Wednesday
April 24

Animal Care Club
Ages 10-12**

Would you like to help us care for APEC’s animals? Come enjoy the spring air with our animals in the garden and greenhouse. This program introduces children to the unique responsibility of being an animal caretaker. This crash course is taught at a higher level than our Animal Care Trainee course, but below our Advanced Animal Care Trainee course. Get hands on experience in handling our animal ambassadors and providing them with important cognitive enrichment. APEC’s own Animal Care Coordinator will teach the program. Limited to 10 participants ** Please note that this course cannot be used as a substitute for the Animal Care Trainee prerequisite to take the Advanced Animal Care Trainee course. Animal Care Trainee is intended as a thorough background to be compounded on in the advanced course, and this same background is not provided in this course. Please contact Zachary at Ext. 204 for further assistance or questions.

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TIME: 10:30 – 12:00 FEE: $17*

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


Birds & Bunnies
Ages 2-4 (parent participation)

Celebrate spring with springtime creatures! Find out which feathered friends are journeying back to NYC and look for rabbit burrows on our trails. Live animal guests, a nature hike, craft and a read-aloud of a springtime book will be part of the class. Limited to 8 children with ONE adult per child. No siblings except babies staying in infant seats.

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TIME: 10:30-12:00 FEE: $21*

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


Spring Celebration
Ages 5-7 (drop-off)

Spend some time at APEC over Spring Break! Enjoy an interactive lesson about this exciting season and take a nature walk looking for signs of spring. Live animal guests will include turtles, birds and bunnies. Children will also decorate a flower pot and plant seeds to take home.

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TIME: 10:30-12:00 FEE: $21*

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


Earth Day Drop, Swap and Shop
Open to all

Start your Spring cleaning by celebrating Mother Earth at APEC’s Earth Day Drop, Swap and Shop event. Drop off your gently used, clean and functional children’s toys, games, puzzles and books. Grab a complimentary reusable bag and let the fun begin. Each participant is limited to bring and take one box or bag of donations. In addition to the swap there will be Animal Meet and Greet sessions, guided nature walks with Mother Earth and her friends, music and raffle baskets. Donations toward our Butterfly Garden greatly appreciated.

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TIME: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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


 

Thursday
April 25

Earth Day Presentation
Adults

THE CLIMATE CRISIS: What Does The Recent UN Report Mean and What Can We Do As Individuals? Guest Speaker: Peggy Kurtz The recent UN Climate Report made clear the urgency of the climate crisis. It is imperative that we take action now to avoid runaway climate change. * What is happening and why? *What impacts will we see in the next fifty years? *What are the key messages in the recent UN Report? * Most of all, what are the solutions and what can we do as individuals? Peggy Kurtz is the Director of Cultural Arts & Jewish Heritage Programs at Commonpoint Queens, formerly known as the Central Queens Y..She is a long time, EPA award winning, leader in her community. Free presentation, registration required. Free childcare provided.

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TIME: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Free

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


 

Friday
April 26

Rainbow Unicorn Paint Party Fundraiser for Our Animal Ambassadors
Ages 6 and up

We "Believe" here at APEC! Introducing "Rainbow Unicorn", an outlined piece fun for the whole family! Event specialist Masa Kitani, of Creative Scene, will take you step by step through the process of creating this magical unicorn painting. All supplies and light snacks included. Limited to 20 participants. Although this paint class is a drop off class, it’s also a fun way to connect with your child and make some memories. Partial proceeds will go towards our animal care.

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TIME: 1:00 – 3:00 FEE: $35*

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


 

Saturday
May 11

Mother’s Day Nature Facials
Ages 8 – up

Spend quality time with your mother and enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of nature! This natural facials class, for mother and child, will liberate your skin’s potential and restore balance where needed. With tranquil music and scented candles creating a relaxing atmosphere, mothers and children will combine natural products such as mint, honey, cucumbers, bananas, crushed oats & egg whites to cleanse and soften their skin. Remember to wear comfortable clothes! A healthy snack and beverage included. Space limited…register early.

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TIME: 10:30 – 12:00 FEE: $38*

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