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.

 

Wednesday
October 9

Animal Storytime
Ages 3-5 (parent participation)

Enjoy a special story time with interesting animal-themed books, live animal guests and a nature walk. Limited to 8 participants and ONE adult per child. No siblings except babies staying in infant seats.

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TIME: 10:00-11:15 FEE: $20*

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


Animal Meet-Up & Nature Hike
Ages 6-10 (drop-off)

Spend some time at APEC with our critters! Play an animal guessing game, meet four different animals and enjoy a nature hike to celebrate the colors of fall. Limited to 20 children.

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TIME: 10:00-11:30 FEE: $15*

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


 

Thursday
October 31

Spooktacular Celebration
Ages 18 months – 4 years (parent participation)

Join us for a ghoulish gathering and being your Halloween celebration at APEC! Come in costume to play games, design a creepy craft and pick a pumpkin to take home. Dare to take an up-close look at snakes, tarantulas and cockroaches. Pre-registration required. Limited to 50 children.

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TIME: 12:30-2:00 FEE: $16*

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


 

Tuesday
November 5

Teacher Workshop:- Seasonal Adaptations: How do Animals Prepare for Winter
Adults

How do animals adapt to the cold temperatures and survive in the winter? Learn about local critters that migrate and hibernate during the winter months. Discover how rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, and many birds stay active year-round, using a combination of physical and physiological adaptations. Live animal demonstrations and a nature walk through APEC’s trails will provide participants with a first-hand discovery of the living world. Program aligned with Common Core Learning Standards in Science. Light breakfast of coffee, juice, and muffins will be provided.

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TIME: 8:30-11:30 FEE: $35*

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


 

Monday
November 11

Family Animal Meet & Greet
Ages 3 and up with Adults

Enjoy a family experience meeting animals at APEC! Learn some interesting facts about animals and meet five different animals from APEC’s Animal Collection. Friends are also welcome as part of your party of FOUR.

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TIME: 11:00-12:00 FEE: $18 per family of FOUR or less people*

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


Family Animal Meet & Greet
Ages 3 and up with Adults

Enjoy a family experience meeting animals at APEC! Learn some interesting facts about animals and meet five different animals from APEC’s Animal Collection. Friends are also welcome as part of your party of FOUR.

Click here to register

TIME: 1:00-2:00 FEE: $18 per family of FOUR or less people*

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