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: The JuNK Garden Experience
Grades K – 2

JuNKsters learn to become horticulture enthusiasts while cultivating their very own “JuNK” garden on APEC grounds. If you’re willing to get your hands dirty we will have fun exploring the world of soil, seeds, plants, and flowers. Then, enjoy the fruits of our labor in our culminating garden harvest party. Snack included. Limited to 12 participants. Please note a materials fee of $12 is included in this semester’s rate.

Spring 2017

Registration begins Feb. 28 at 1:00 PM

10 Classes

$202 Members, $242 Not Yet a Member

Wednesday 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm April 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21 

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.

Fall 2017

Registration opens Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 PM

15 Classes

$285 Members, $345 Not Yet a Member

Wednesday 3:15pm - 4:45pm September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25,November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13, 20

Summer Nature Kids
Entering Grades K – 2nd (new grade levels)

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 2017


6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

Mon/Wed 10:00 am -12:00 pm July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Tues/Thurs 10:00 am -12:00 pm July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

Summer 2017


6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

Mon/Wed 10:00 am -12:00 pm July 31
August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
Tues/Thurs 10:00 am -12:00 pm August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
APEC Explorers
Entering Grades 3rd and 4th

Discover local ecosystems like never before! Berries, fungi, aquatic blooms, and more! During Session 1 we’ll search for plants and animals under the summer sun. In Session 2 we’ll continue our nature-based exploration, but this time for the creatures that live under the moon. We’ll look for clues of their presence, as they sleep underneath our feet. Interactive, hands-on experiments, activities, lessons, and games make this class jam-packed scientific fun! Field exploration will be used to supplement each session and encourage an appreciation for our natural environment. All students are expected to bring a digital camera (or cell phone) to each class. Using their own cameras, students will create a personal photo log. APEC Explorers should also 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 2017 Session 1


6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member


APEC Under the Sun
Mon/Wed 10:00 am -12:00 pm July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Tues/Thurs 10:00 am -12:00 pm July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

Summer 2017 Session 2


6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member


APEC Under the Moon
Mon/Wed 10:00 am -12:00 pm July 31
August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
Tues/Thurs 10:00 am -12:00 pm August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
Alley Pond Pioneers
Entering grades 5th - 7th 
There’s nothing better than spending summertime in the beautiful outdoors and that’s just what youshould 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 guided nature walks of Fort Totten, Oakland Lake and hike 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 2017


6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

Session 1
10:00 am -12:00 pm July 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27
Session 2
10:00 am -12:00 pm August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17