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.

Registration begins Feb. 28 at 1:00 PM

Saturday
July 15

APEC Adventure Time: Slimy, Slippery Snails
Ages 18-36 months (parent participation)

Enjoy an up-close encounter with these garden creatures. 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, stories and more. 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


Alley ECOclub: Make a Splash
Ages 8-12

“Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink!” Join us to learn about saving our fresh water. We’ll be studying water and its properties through experimentation and thought. We’ll play some water games, so bring an extra shirt. Club members will meet aquatic animals, and study the health of APEC’s aquatic ecosystems. Limited to 8 participants.

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

 

Saturday
July 22

Kidz Kitchen : Nest for Nibbling
Ages 6-7

Kidz will fly the coop for these rice crispy treat nests. Worms included. 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

 

Saturday
July 29

At the Seashore
Ages 3-4 (parent participation)

Junior Sealife Scientists will explore marine life and examine treasures from the sea. Participants will enjoy a walk to the local salt marsh, create a craft to take home, observe aquatic animal guests, and share a book about ocean animals. 3-4 year old program limited to 8 participants and ONE adult per child. Class for 5-7 year olds is limited to 12 participants.

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


Think Tank – 5-4-3-2-1- Blast Off!
Ages 7-9

Can we build a better rocket with??? 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....” Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 1:30 – 3:00 FEE: $18 Members, $24 Not Yet a Member


Vet Tech 201
Ages 11-15*

Come see and learn from a licensed Veterinarian Technician as we delve deeper into the science of animal care. Students will get to work with the Vet Tech one on one using tools and techniques at a more advanced level than in Vet Tech 101. From testing heartrates and examining animal x-rays or bones, to using stethoscopes and viewing slides, all our Vet Tech 201 students will learn the invaluable techniques for in-depth animal examination. Lab coats and stethoscopes included. Students will earn a Vet Tech certificate of achievement. Limited to 6 participants. **Prerequisite Requirement: Participation in a prior Vet Tech 101 program is a must in order to qualify for Vet Tech 201 (Please do not register if you have not participated in Vet Tech 101; contact Katie at Ext. 202 for further assistance).

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TIME: 9:30 - 11:30 FEE: $26 Members, $32 Not Yet a Member


At the Seashore
Ages 5-7

Junior Sealife Scientists will explore marine life and examine treasures from the sea. Participants will enjoy a walk to the local salt marsh, create a craft to take home, observe aquatic animal guests, and share a book about ocean animals. 3-4 year old program limited to 8 participants and ONE adult per child. Class for 5-7 year olds is limited to 12 participants.

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


Sunday
August 5

Tween/Teen Yoga
Ages 8 – 14

Certified yoga instructor Grace Magee will lead your tween or teen out of their busy schedules into a place of serenity and strength. Students of all levels will enjoy this class which mixes traditional poses, like sun salutations with partner work, breath/body awareness and strength builders. They will leave feeling calm, confident and more aware of their surroundings. Please bring a towel , water and insect repellant. We will provide the mats and the fun! Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


Little Naturalist Storytime: Creatures at My Feet
Ages 5 – 6 (drop-off class)

Find out more about amazing creatures that we often walk right past. Come enter the wonderful world of nature. We will read an enchanting book about different animal friends. Class will include a story, time with our animals, a craft and nature walk. Limited to 12 participants.

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


Toddler Tales: Hello Bunny
Ages 3 - 4 (parent participation)

Delight in this tale about a bunny’s outdoor adventure meeting different animals. Encourage your child’s love of reading by listening to a nature related story especially 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: 1:30 – 3:00 FEE: $15 Members, $21 Not Yet a Member


Sunday
August 6

Animal Care Trainee
Ages 8-12

Would you like to help us care for APEC’s animals? This program teaches children about the unique job of an animal caretaker. From wildlife to pets, all animals have needs that must be cared for. Participants will learn about the needs of APEC’s animals, and gain hands-on experience in touching, feeding, brushing, and cleaning them. Craft Included. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 FEE: $17 Members, $23 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
August 12

Think Tank – Beyond Spit Balls
Ages 7-9

What happens when you blend paper and water? 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....” Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 12:30 – 2:00 FEE: $18 Members, $24 Not Yet a Member


Tween/Teen Yoga
Ages 8 – 14

Certified yoga instructor Grace Magee will lead your tween or teen out of their busy schedules into a place of serenity and strength. Students of all levels will enjoy this class which mixes traditional poses, like sun salutations with partner work, breath/body awareness and strength builders. They will leave feeling calm, confident and more aware of their surroundings. Please bring a towel , water and insect repellant. We will provide the mats and the fun! Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Sunday
August 13

APEC Adventure Time: Chirping Crickets
Ages 18-36 months (parent participation)

Find out more about these summer evening visitors. 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, stories and more. 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


Alley ECOclub: Dig Deep
Ages 8-12

Five times before, in the Earth’s deepest, distant history meteors and the like have shaken our planet to the core. Volcanoes erupted, tsunamis tore over the shore, and in an instant… the world was changed forever. Join us while we uncover truths about ancient and present ways of life by looking at bones and fossils! Come learn about animals long extinct and endangered ones that we can help today. Limited to 8 participants.

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


 

Saturday
August 19

Kidz Kitchen : Hedgehog Sundaes
Ages 6-7

Opposites do attract. Sweet and salty; smooth and prickly; creamy and crunchy! Come test your hand-made, home-made ice cream skills. Saturday is the perfect day for a sundae treat. 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


Young Chefs – Healthy Cauliflower Rice & Chocolate Dipped Fruit Cones
Ages 8 – 12

Cauliflower Rice is a healthy rice substitution that is surprising delicious and very easy to make as a side dish or main meal. As cauliflower is cooking, Young Chefs will create a tasty summertime dessert. In an attempt to make fruit a little more exciting and enticing, YC’s will dip their ice cream cones in chocolate and fill them with a healthy and colorful fruit selection. All materials included. Limited to 8 participants.

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


 

Thursday
August 24

Ice Cream Soda Mug Paint Morning
Tweens - adults

Paint your own ice cream soda mug! Masa Kitani, Creative Scene’s Event Specialist, will take you step by step through the process of creating a unique ice cream soda mug. All supplies and light summer refreshments included. Visit with APEC animals too. Weather permitting this workshop will be held in our serene Garden area, to inspire your inner artist.

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


 

Saturday
August 26

Tween/Teen Yoga
Ages 8 – 14

Certified yoga instructor Grace Magee will lead your tween or teen out of their busy schedules into a place of serenity and strength. Students of all levels will enjoy this class which mixes traditional poses, like sun salutations with partner work, breath/body awareness and strength builders. They will leave feeling calm, confident and more aware of their surroundings. Please bring a towel , water and insect repellant. We will provide the mats and the fun! Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Sunday
August 27

Pond Life
Ages 3-4 (parent participation) & Ages 5-7

The pond comes alive during the summer with an assortment of plants and animals. Learn more about pond life, meet live pond animals, and take a hike to our pond for a fun scavenger hunt. Be sure to apply insect repellant and sunscreen before coming to the class! 3-4 year old program limited to 8 participants and ONE adult per child. Class for 5-7 year olds is limited to 12 participants.

Click here to register for ages 3- 4 from 10:30 - 12:00
Click here to register for ages 5 – 7 from 1:30 - 3:00

TIME: 10:30 – 12:00 & 1:30 – 3:00 FEE: $15 Members, $21 Not Yet a Member


Vet Tech 101
Ages 10-13*

All animals need care that goes beyond basics like food and water. Each species is unique! Students can learn the specialized skills needed to keep our animals healthy at this program. They will also learn what general signs of health can be used to determine the well-being of all animals. From fur, feather, or scale examinations to checking eye and ears our Vet Tech students will learn the ins and outs of keepings some of the most common pet animals in peak medical condition. Students will earn a Vet Tech certificate of achievement. Limited to 8 participants. *Because participation in a prior Vet Tech 101 program is a must in order to qualify for Vet Tech 201, students over the age of 13 may be able to take Vet Tech 101 under special circumstances (Contact Katie at Ext. 202 for further assistance).

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TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 FEE: $19 Members, $25 Not Yet a Member


Saturday
September 2

Vet Tech 101
Ages 10-13*

All animals need care that goes beyond basics like food and water. Each species is unique! Students can learn the specialized skills needed to keep our animals healthy at this program. They will also learn what general signs of health can be used to determine the well-being of all animals. From fur, feather, or scale examinations to checking eye and ears our Vet Tech students will learn the ins and outs of keepings some of the most common pet animals in peak medical condition. Students will earn a Vet Tech certificate of achievement. Limited to 8 participants. *Because participation in a prior Vet Tech 101 program is a must in order to qualify for Vet Tech 201, students over the age of 13 may be able to take Vet Tech 101 under special circumstances (Contact Katie at Ext. 202 for further assistance).

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TIME: 9:00 - 11:00 FEE: $19 Members, $25 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
September 9

Young Chefs – Apple Brown Betty
Ages 8 – 12

Apple lovers, rejoice…it's apple season! This mouthwatering dessert is said to have originated in colonial times, when apples were plentiful and often used to sweeten dishes. Apple Brown Betty is a favorite autumn recipe made with sweet apples, tasty spices and layers of crumbs. Sure to be a YC hit! All materials included. Limited to 8 participants.

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


Tween/Teen Yoga
Ages 8 – 14

Certified yoga instructor Grace Magee will lead your tween or teen out of their busy schedules into a place of serenity and strength. Students of all levels will enjoy this class which mixes traditional poses, like sun salutations with partner work, breath/body awareness and strength builders. They will leave feeling calm, confident and more aware of their surroundings. Please bring a towel , water and insect repellant. We will provide the mats and the fun! Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Sunday
September 10

Grandparents’ Day Celebration
Ages 4-7, with one grandparent

Spend a special day with some special family members! Enjoy a relaxing nature walk, share a special story, meet cuddly animal guests and create a memorable craft together. Limited to 8 participants and ONE adult per child.

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


Tween/Teen Yoga
Ages 8 – 14

Certified yoga instructor Grace Magee will lead your tween or teen out of their busy schedules into a place of serenity and strength. Students of all levels will enjoy this class which mixes traditional poses, like sun salutations with partner work, breath/body awareness and strength builders. They will leave feeling calm, confident and more aware of their surroundings. Please bring a towel , water and insect repellant. We will provide the mats and the fun! Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
September 16

Alley ECOclub: Elemental Energy
Ages 8-12

Water, Earth, Fire, Air, these are some of the most essential forces on our planet. Humans are the first known species able to use these elements in such powerful and inventive ways that they can alter the natural balance of the planet. Do you know which element is causing this imbalance today? Come learn about renewable energy and leave with lots of high-tech, ecofriendly giveaways. Limited to 8 participants.

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


 

Sunday
September 17

Little Naturalist Storytime: Biggest, Strongest, Fastest
Ages 5 – 6 (drop-off class)

Learn some amazing facts about nature’s record holders. Come enter the wonderful world of nature. We will read an enchanting book about different animal friends. Class will include a story, time with our animals, a craft and nature walk. Limited to 12 participants.

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


Toddler Tales: Look Who’s Talking on the Farm
Ages 3 - 4 (parent participation)

Encourage your child’s love of reading by listening to a nature related story especially 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: 1:30 – 3:00 FEE: $15 Members, $21 Not Yet a Member


 

Saturday
September 23

Tween/Teen Yoga
Ages 8 – 14

Certified yoga instructor Grace Magee will lead your tween or teen out of their busy schedules into a place of serenity and strength. Students of all levels will enjoy this class which mixes traditional poses, like sun salutations with partner work, breath/body awareness and strength builders. They will leave feeling calm, confident and more aware of their surroundings. Please bring a towel , water and insect repellant. We will provide the mats and the fun! Sign up for one class or all three per session. Limited to 8 participants.

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TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 FEE: $10 Members, $16 Not Yet a Member


APEC Adventure Time: Hermit Crabs
Ages 18-36 months (parent participation)

Observe these tiny critters and learn about the seashore. 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, stories and more. Limited to 8 participants with ONE adult per child. No siblings except babies staying in infant seats.

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TIME: 1:30 – 2:45 FEE: $12 Members, $18 Not Yet a Member


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
September 24

Kidz Kitchen : Cheese Snakes and Fruit Slithers
Ages 6-7

Meet our slithering friends and have fun creating scaly parents with colorful foods. 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


 

Saturday
September 30

Vet Tech 201
Ages 11-15*

Come see and learn from a licensed Veterinarian Technician as we delve deeper into the science of animal care. Students will get to work with the Vet Tech one on one using tools and techniques at a more advanced level than in Vet Tech 101. From testing heartrates and examining animal x-rays or bones, to using stethoscopes and viewing slides, all our Vet Tech 201 students will learn the invaluable techniques for in-depth animal examination. Lab coats and stethoscopes included. Students will earn a Vet Tech certificate of achievement. Limited to 6 participants. **Prerequisite Requirement: Participation in a prior Vet Tech 101 program is a must in order to qualify for Vet Tech 201 (Please do not register if you have not participated in Vet Tech 101; contact Katie at Ext. 202 for further assistance).

Click here to register

TIME: 9:30 - 11:30 FEE: $26 Members, $32 Not Yet a Member