Registration Information

Registration Policy:

Pre-registration is required for all programs.


Registration for Fall 2017 begins on June 20, 2017 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.



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 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.

 

 

Friday
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


 

Saturday
February 24

Kidz Kitchen – Home Tweet Home
Ages 6-7

Meet Luna the Lovebird then make an edible birdhouse for you and a yummy treat to show some love to the birdies on your street. For those little ones who just can’t wait to be a young chef. Here’s something just for you. APEC Kidz will have fun learning about an animal, and then help make a delicious snack to compliment what they’ve learned. All materials included. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 11:00 – 12:00 FEE: $16 Members, $22 Not Yet a Member


Stargazing Wonders – Astronomy Night
Adults, children ages 9 and up

One of the longest running astronomy programs in the city led by seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich features an indoor question and answer session on basic astronomy, followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Handout information packet is included. Limited to 15 participants. (although this is an adult workshop, children ages 9 and up are welcome to register as long as they are accompanied by a participating adult). Sky Highlights for February 24 The February skies will show the brightest star observable all year is Sirius in the constellation Canis Major. The Pliedes star cluster and the double cluster in Perseus will also be available to see. The Orion nebula the birthplace of stars will be observable.as well. The twin stars Castor & Pollux in the constellation of Gemini will be observed. The moon will be visible for all to see.

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TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Sunday
February 25

Alley ECOclub: Microscopic Studies (Mammals Edition)
Ages 8-12

Hidden in spaces too small to see are worlds within worlds of biological life. Come learn about the tool that allows us to see these worlds. The microscope! Who invented it? What do we use it for? We’ll focus in on mammals this time, and explore their anatomy. We might even take a look at our own strands of hair. Don’t forget we’re mammals too. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 12:30-2:30 FEE: $19 Members, $25 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
March 3

Saturday Sing-Along
Ages 4-6 (drop-off class)

Enjoy live music and learn some new animal songs! Meet live animals featured in the songs and make an instrument to play at home. Limited to 12 participants. Children must be able to use the bathroom independently.

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TIME: 10:30 – 11:45 FEE: $12 Members, $18 Not Yet a Member


 

Sunday
March 4

Footprints in the Snow
Ages 5-6 (drop-off)

Although animals are hard to see in winter, footprints in the snow (and mud) help us know they are still active. Learn how to identify tracks from local animals and take a nature walk in search of animal clues like footprints and scat. Participants will also share a book, meet live animals and make an Animal Tracks mini-book to take home. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 1:30 – 3:00 FEE: $15 Members, $21 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
March 10

Animal ABC’s
Ages 18-36 months (parent participation)

Youngsters will love practicing their ABC’s in this class with songs, an alphabet scavenger hunt and live animal visitors. Each child will take home an Animal Alphabet board book to extend the learning beyond the APEC classroom. Limited to 8 participants and ONE adult per child.

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TIME: 10:30 – 11:45 FEE: $15 Members, $21 Not Yet a Member


 

Sunday
March 11

Kidz Kitchen – Fish Food
Ages 6-7

Build a tasty home for your fishy friends. We’ve got the recipe so you can eat it all: the fish, the water, and the fish bowl! Jello, chocolate and gummy fish will make it all come to life. For those little ones who just can’t wait to be a young chef. Here’s something just for you. APEC Kidz will have fun learning about an animal, and then help make a delicious snack to compliment what they’ve learned. All materials included. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 FEE: $16 Members, $22 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
March 17

APEC Adventure Time: Green, Green, Green
Ages 18-36 months (parent participation)

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with a fun program about the importance of green in nature. Toddlers and parents/caregivers enjoy some special time together as they socialize with other youngsters and learn about nature. Each class focuses on a different science theme and includes live animal guests, art projects, trail walks, and stories. Limited to 8 participants with ONE adult per child. No siblings except babies staying in infant seats.

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TIME: 10:30 – 11:45 FEE: $12 Members, $18 Not Yet a Member


Young Chefs “Luck of the Irish”
Ages 8 - 12

“Colcannon” Food historians generally agree this dish belongs to the Irish. So on March 17th that’s exactly what our Young Chefs will be cooking up. To top off the day, we will enjoy warm homemade Irish Soda Bread and a Leprechaun Smoothie. All materials included. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 10:30 – 12:00 FEE: $18 Members, $24 Not Yet a Member


 

Sunday
March 18

Alley ECOclub: Stronger than Steel
Ages 8-12

Spiders! Though tiny, they are mighty. Spider’s silk is one of the strongest materials on earth. Come discover what makes a material strong, and learn the top 10 strongest materials known to humans. We’ll have a web dodging competition and learn how to spin yarn like spiders’ silk. Expect arachnid experiments, crafts, and games! Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 12:30-2:30 FEE: $19 Members, $25 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
March 24

Toddler Tales: Who Hops?
Ages 3 - 4 (parent participation)

Read a funny book about animal movements and have fun showing off your animal moves. Encourage your child’s love of reading by listening to a nature related story specifically chosen for our littlest nature lovers. Create a nature craft, meet some of APEC’s animals and enjoy a nature walk. Limited to 8 participants and ONE adult per child.

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TIME: 10:30 – 12:00 FEE: $15 Members, $21 Not Yet a Member


Think Tank – Non-Edible Rolls
Ages 7-10

What kind are we talking about? Those at the end of tissue or paper towels. Throw them away? No way! Let’s gather them up and see what we can come up with. The possibilities are endless. Rolls included but you’re welcome to bring more to add to the fun. Limited to 8 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


Stargazing Wonders – Astronomy Night
Adults, children ages 9 and up

One of the longest running astronomy programs in the city led by seasoned professor/astronomer Mark Freilich features an indoor question and answer session on basic astronomy, followed by exciting outdoor viewing using a professional telescope. Participants are welcome to bring their own telescopes and binoculars. Handout information packet is included. Limited to 15 participants. (although this is an adult workshop, children ages 9 and up are welcome to register as long as they are accompanied by a participating adult). Sky Highlights for March 24 In the March skies Orion and the winter constellations decline in the west as Leo and the spring stars parade in the east. We will observe the open star clusters in the constellation Auriga. We will observe the last of the Orion constellation including Rigel, Betelgeuse, and the Orion nebula. We will see Sirius the brightest star in the sky for the last time of the year. Also we will be able to see the craters on the moon

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TIME: 7:30 – 9:30 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member