Registration Information

Registration Policy:

Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Online Registration:

To register, find the correct class listed on the right and click on the blue program link!

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.



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.

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.

Make-ups are not offered for the Just Hatched program.

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.

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Click here to view summer camp programs.

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 2019

Registration opens July 23, 2019

3 classes per session: $42*
2 class session in November : $28*

Tuesdays 11:15 – 12:00 September Session: September 10, 17, 24
October Session: October 8, 15, 22
November Session: November 12 & 19*

Click on the month to register.

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!


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.

Fall 2019

Registration opens July 23, 2019

10 Classes: $180*

Wednesdays 11:15 -12:15 September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
Thursdays 9:30 -10:30 September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 21
Fridays 9:30 -10:30 September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!


Toddler Time
Ages 2 - 3 years old (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.

Fall 2019

Registration opens July 23, 2019

10 Classes: $215*

Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:45 September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 12, 19
Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:45 September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20
Thursdays 11:00 -12:15 September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24
November 7, 14, 21
Fridays 11:00 – 12:15 September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!


 
 
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.

 

 

Fall 2019

Registration opens July 23, 2019

21 Classes: $525*

2-Day Program
Tues/Thurs
9:45 – 12:00 September 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
October 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
November 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26

30 Classes: $750*

3-Day Program
Mon/Wed/Fri
9:45 – 12:00 September 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27
October 2, 4, 7, 11, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
November 1, 4, 6, 8, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25

*Members receive 15% or more on program fees. Sign up today to support our center and start getting your discount!