Registration Information
APEC Registration

Registration Policy:

Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Registration for Spring 2017
(April - June 2017) opens online on
Tuesday, February 28
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).

A $40 fee will be charged on all returned checks.

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.

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Just Hatched! New Program for VERY LITTLE ONES!
Ages 12 – 17 months (parent participation)


Playtime for babies and caregivers! Enjoy singing songs, moving to music and hands-on activities that spark curiosity and discovery. Little ones will meet an animal during each class and share treats with APEC’s critters as we tour the Animal Room. Limited to 7 infants. One parent per child.

 

Fall 2017

Registration opens Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 PM

3 Classes per session*

$33 Members, $45 Not Yet a Member

Tuesdays 11:15 – 12:00 September Session September 12, 19, 26
October Session October 10, 17, 24
November Session November 14, 21, 28
December Session December 5, 12, 19

*Register for each session individually.*

 
Wee Sprouts
Ages 18 - 23 months (parent participation)

Create memorable learning experiences for years to come! Observe and touch live animals, make nature-themed crafts and enjoy a short nature walk with other youngsters.  8 participants.  No siblings except babies staying in infant seats.

Summer 2017 Session 2

 

3 Classes

$45 Members, $57 Not Yet a Member

Thursday 9:30 am - 10:30 am

This program is currently full

August 3, 10, 17
Friday 9:30 am - 10:30 am August 4, 11, 18

Fall 2017

Registration opens Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 PM

13 Classes

$182 Members, $234 Not Yet a Member

Thursday 9:30 – 10:30 September 14, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30
December 7, 14, 21

12 Classes

$168 Members, $216 Not Yet a Member

Friday 9:30 – 10:30 September 15, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8, 15

Toddler Time
Ages 24 - 35 months (parent participation)

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Satisfy your toddler’s curiosity with fun nature-themed lessons at APEC!  Read stories, make nature craft, enjoy a nature walk and meet live animals! 8 participants. No siblings except babies staying in infant seats.

Summer 2017 Session 2

 

3 Classes

$57 Members, $69 Not Yet a Member

Tuesday 9:30 am - 10:45 am

This program is currently full

August 1, 8, 15

Wednesday 9:30 am - 10:45 am

This program is currently full

August 2, 9, 16
Thursday 11:00am - 12:15 pm August 3, 10, 17
Friday 11:00am - 12:15 pm August 4, 11, 18
Saturday 9:30 am - 10:45 am August 5, 12, 19

 

Fall 2017

Registration opens Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 PM

15 Classes

$263 Members, $323 Not Yet a Member

Wednesday 9:30 – 10:45 September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13, 20

13 Classes

$228 Members, $280 Not Yet a Member

Tuesday 9:30 – 10:45 September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12, 19
Thursday 11:00 – 12:15 September 14, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 30
December 7, 14, 21

12 Classes

$210 Members, $258 Not Yet a Member

Friday 11:00 – 12:15 September 15, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10, 17
December 1, 8, 15

10 Classes

$175 Members, $215 Not Yet a Member

Saturday 9:30 – 10:45 October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4, 11, 18
December 2, 9, 16
Fledglings
Ages 3 – 4 (drop-off class)

Explore the wonders of science and the natural world at Alley Pond Park! Join us for nature walks, share great children’s literature, create crafts and meet live animals. Limited to 10 participants. Participants must be able to use the bathroom independently.

Summer 2017

 

3 Classes

$68 Members, $80 Not Yet a Member

Monday Session 2 9:30 am–11:00 am

This program is currently full

July 31
August 7, 14
Sunny Bunnies
Ages 3 - 4 (drop-off class)

Let's get ready for Pre-K!  APEC provides a unique educational experience and prepares children for the preschool classroom!  Each session incorporates motivating science lessons, hands-on learning experiences and school readiness skills like letter recognition, shapes, numbers, counting and much more! Live animals, crafts, nature walks and great children’s literature create an immersive learning environment. Children should bring lunch to enjoy at the end of class. Limited to 12 participants. Participants must be able to use the bathroom independently.

Summer is the perfect time to prepare for Pre-K! APEC provides a unique educational experience for children getting ready for preschool! Classroom activities include motivating science lessons, hands-on learning experiences and school readiness skills like letter recognition, shapes, numbers, counting and much more! Live animals, crafts, nature walks and great children’s literature create an immersive learning environment. Children bring lunch to enjoy at the end of each class. Limited to 12 participants. Participants must be able to use the bathroom independently.

Summer 2017 Session 2

 

 

Sensational Sea Life and Underwater Creatures

9 Classes

$189 Members, $225 Not Yet a Member

Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00 am-12:00 pm

This program is currently full

July 31
Aug. 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

Tues/Thurs 10:00 am-12:00 pm

This program is currently full

August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
Tues/Thurs 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

 

August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17
Children in the afternoon program from 1:00-3:00 pm bring a snack and drink to enjoy as part of the program.  Be sure to eat a good lunch BEFORE you come to class.

Fall 2017

Registration opens Tuesday, June 20 at 1:00 PM

26 Classes

$546 Members, $650 Not Yet a Member

2-Day Program Tues/Thurs 9:45 – 12:00 September 12, 14, 19, 26, 28
October 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
November 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30
December 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21

41 Classes

$861 Members, $1025 Not Yet a Member

3-Day Program Mon//Wed/Fri 9:45 – 12:00 September 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 25, 27, 29
October 2, 4, 6, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
November 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 27, 29
December 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 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

Session 2: Registration begins Feb. 28 at 1:00 PM

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

This program is currently full

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 2

Registration begins Feb. 28 at 1:00 PM

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

Registration begins Feb. 28 at 1:00 PM

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

Session 2
Tues/Thurs
10:00 am -12:00 pm August 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17