Registration Information
APEC Registration

Registration Policy:

Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Registration for Early Childhood Winter 2018
(January - March 2018) opens online on
Tuesday, November 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.

 

Winter 2018

 

3 Classes per session

$33 Members, $42 Not Yet a Member

Tuesdays 11:15 – 12:00 January Session: January 16, 23 & 30
February Session: February 6, 13 & 27
March Session: March 6, 13 & 20

Spring 2018

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

3 Classes

$33 Members, $42 Not Yet a Member

Tuesdays 11:15-12:00 April Session: April 10, 17 & 24
May Session: May 8, 15 & 22
June Session: June 5, 12 & 19
 
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.

Winter 2018

 

11 Classes

$154 Members, $198 Not Yet a Member

Wednesdays **NEW DAY** 11:15 – 12:15 January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30 January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

9 Classes

$126 Members, $162 Not Yet a Member

Fridays 9:30 – 10:30 January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9
March 2, 9, 16, 23

Spring 2018

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

11 Classes

$154 Members, $198 Not Yet a Member

Wednesdays 11:15-12:15 April 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20

10 Classes

$140 Members, $180 Not Yet a Member

Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30 April 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 14, 21 .
Fridays 9:30 – 10:30 April 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 22

 

Summer 2018: Session 1

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

3 Classes

$45 Members, $57 Not Yet a Member

Wednesday 11:15 -12:15 July 11, 18, 25
Thursday 9:30 -10:30 July 12, 19, 26
Friday 9:30 -10:30 July 13, 20, 27

Summer 2018: Session 2

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

3 Classes

$45 Members, $57 Not Yet a Member

Wednesday 11:15 -12:15 August 1, 8, 15
Thursday 9:30 -10:30 August 2, 9, 16
Friday 9:30 -10:30 August 3, 10, 17
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.

Winter 2018

 

11 Classes

$193 Members, $237 Not Yet a Member

Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:45
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 27
March 6, 13, 20, 27
Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:45 January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
Thursdays 11:00 – 12:15 January 11, 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

9 Classes

$158 Members, $194 Not Yet a Member

Fridays 11:00 – 12:15 January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9
March 2, 9, 16, 23

8 Classes

$140 Members, $172 Not Yet a Member

Saturdays 9:30 – 10:45 January 20, 27
February 3, 10
March 3, 10, 17, 24

Spring 2018

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

11 Classes

$193 Members, $237 Not Yet a Member

Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:45 April 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12, 19
Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:45 April 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20

10 Classes

$175 Members, $215 Not Yet a Member

Thursdays 11:00 – 12:15 April 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 14, 21
Fridays 11:00 – 12:15 April 13, 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18, 25
June 1, 8, 22

8 Classes

$140 Members, $172 Not Yet a Member

Saturdays 9:30 – 10:45 April 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19
June 2, 9

 

Summer 2018: Session 1

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

3 Classes

$57 Members, $69 Not Yet a Member

Tuesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 10, 17, 24
Wednesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 11, 18, 25
Thursday 11:00 -12:15 July 12, 19, 26
Friday 11:00 -12:15 July 13, 20, 27

Summer 2018: Session 2

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

3 Classes

$69 Members, $57 Not Yet a Member

Tuesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 31, August 7, 14
Wednesday 9:30 – 10:45 August 1, 8, 15
Thursday 11:00 -12:15 August 2, 9, 16
Friday 11:00 -12:15 August 3, 10, 17

 

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.

Winter 2018

 

22 Classes

$462 Members, $550 Not Yet a Member

2-Day Program
Tuesdays/Thursdays
9:45 – 12:00 January 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
February 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 27
March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29

31 Classes

$651 Members, $775 Not Yet a Member

3-Day Program
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays
9:45 – 12:00 January 8, 10, 12, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31 February 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 26, 28
March 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30

Spring 2018

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

21 Classes

$441 Members, $525 Not Yet a Member

2-Day Program
Tuesday/Thursday
9:45 – 12:00 April 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
June 5, 12, 14, 19, 21

30 Classes

$630 Members, $750 Not Yet a Member

3-Day Program
Monday/Wednesday/Fridays
9:45 – 12:00 April 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
May 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 30
June 1, 4, 6, 8, 13, 18, 20, 22

Summer 2018: Session 1

Learning About Creepy Crawly Critters

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

10 Classes

$210 Members, $250 Not Yet a Member

Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00- 12:00 July 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30

7 Classes

$147 Members, $175 Not Yet a Member

Tues/Thurs 10:00- 12:00 July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

Summer 2018: Session 2

Sensational Sea Life and Underwater

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

8 Classes

$168 Members, $200 Not Yet a Member

Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00- 12:00 August 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17

5 Classes

$105 Members, $125 Not Yet a Member

Tues/Thurs 10:00- 12:00 August 2, 7, 9, 14, 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 2018: Session 1

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

3 Classes

$68 Members, $80 Not Yet a Member

10:00 -11:30
July 9, 16, 23

Summer 2018: Session 2

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

3 Classes

$68 Members, $80 Not Yet a Member

10:00 -11:30
July 30, August 6, 13
Summer Nature Club - Let's Get Growing
Entering Grades K – 2nd

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 2018: Session 1

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Summer 2018: Session 2

Registration opens Monday, February 26 at 1:00 PM

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 30, August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
July 31, August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
APEC EXPLORERS – Survival Edition!
Entering Grades 3rd- 4th

Discover local ecosystems like never before! Come learn how to survive in the wildness as you deepen your connection to nature. Be prepared to participate in empowering survival games, shelter building activities, learn basic botany, and more. After acquiring new skills, put them to the test with a fun “Humans vs. Plants Challenge” day that you will not want to miss. Field exploration will be used to supplement each session and encourage an appreciation for our natural environment. All students should 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 2018: Session 1

 

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

10:00 - 12:00
July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
10:00 - 12:00
July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Summer 2018: Session 2

 

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

10:00 - 12:00
July 30, August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
10:00 - 12:00
July 31, August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16
ALLEY POND PIONEERS
Entering 5th – 7th grades

There’s nothing better than spending summertime in the beautiful outdoors and that’s just what you should 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 hikes to Alley Pond Environmental Center’s bubbling spring and 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 2018: Session 1

 

6 Classes

$146 Members, $170 Not Yet a Member

10:00– 12:00
July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26

Summer 2018: Session 2

 

6 Classes

$126 Members, $150 Not Yet a Member

10:00– 12:00
July 31, August 2, 7, 9, 14 & 16