Registration Information
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.


If registering by phone or online, you must pay by credit card.

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:

There are NO make-up classes for single session programs.

A make-up session is only offered for children attending multi-session early childhood programs during the Fall, Winter or Spring. 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.

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. Parents must bring their child to the classroom for their drop-off program. Participants in drop off classes must able to use the bathroom independently.

Due to space constraints in our classrooms, one parent per child is permitted in parent participation classes.

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.



Science in the Park
June & July

Science in the Woods
Ages 7 - 13

Join us for this free, outdoor program generously funded by local councilmembers through NYC Parks.

A warm thank you to Councilmember Barry Grodenchik for his continued support of this program.

During each program we will go on a walk, do something kind for the forest, and make something creative. We’ll use our senses to learn surprising and wonderful things about nature in our city parks. This is a drop off program. Take-homes like backpacks, notebooks, pens, and all other materials included.

Location: In Alley Pond Park by Springfield Blvd and 76th near the playground and restroom.

Dates: Sundays 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, and 7/21

Click here to register

TIME: 1:00-2:30 PM

Science in the Bay
Ages 7 - 13

Join us for this free, outdoor program generously funded by local councilmembers through NYC Parks.

A warm thank you to Paul Vallone for his continued support of this program.

During each program we will take a walk into the bay with our boots and nets searching for life. We’ll also get to study animals up close and do something kind for the shore. This is a drop off program. All equipment provided such as boots, nets, and viewers with take-home prizes. We recommend bringing a towel and an extra pair of socks.

Location: In Little Bay Park by Utopia Parkway entrance near the dog park at Utopia Parkway and Cryders Lane

Dates: Saturdays 6/15, 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13 & 7/20

Click here to register

TIME: 1:00-2:30 PM