Registration Information

Registration Policy:

To register or for more information, call 718-229-4000, ext. 0

Pre-registration is required for all programs.

Registration for September/October/November/December early childhood weekday classes is on Saturday April 12th.


Payment:

We prefer payment by cash or check (payable to APEC). We will accept credit cards. If registering by phone, you must pay by credit card.


Waiting List:


If it appears that you will be closed out of a particular class, please put you name on a waiting list. 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-ups are allowed for multi-session programs only if the front registration desk is notified before your child is noted as absent. Sessions running from September through June are allowed two makeups per session. Sunny Bunny participants are allowed three makeups. Sessions running in July and August are allowed one makeup per session.

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 toilet trained.

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 Day:

Registration occurs on a first come first served basis as follows:

In Person
9AM current members
11 AM people who wish to become members
1 PM non-members
By Phone
2 PM anyone registering not in person

If your membership expires it must be renewed prior to registration day to register at 9 AM.
Membership does not guarantee a spot in a class; membership is non-refundable.

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Preschool Weekday Programs

Fall registration is on Saturday, April 12. Click here for a listing of our weekly fall classes. Please see sidebar for registration day timetable.

 
Wee Sprouts – ages 18 - 23 months:

Parental participation


Open up the world of nature to your wee ones! Let your child’s first learning experience be at APEC. Children will pet animals, enjoy free play with environmental toys, go on mini-nature walks and have a snack. 7 participants. No siblings allowed except for infants in infant seats.


 

Winter

 

11 Classes

$154 Members, $198 Non-Members

Wednesday 3:30 - 4:30 January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26,
March 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursday 9:30 - 10:30 January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27,
March 6, 13, 20, 27
Friday 9:30 - 10:30 January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28,
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Spring

 

11 Classes

$154 Members, $198 Non-Members

Wednesday 3:30 – 4:30 April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28,
June 4, 11, 18, 25
Thursday 9:30 – 10:30 April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,
June 12, 19, 26
Friday 9:30 – 10:30 April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
June 6, 13, 20

Summer One

 

3 Classes

$42 Members, $54 Non-Members

Thursday 9:30 – 10:30 July 10, 17, 24
Friday 9:30 – 10:30 July 11, 18, 25

Summer Two

 

3 Classes

$42 Members, $54 Non-Members

Thursday 9:30 – 10:30 July 31, August 7, 14
Friday 9:30 – 10:30 August 1, 8, 15

Toddler Time – ages 24 - 35 months

Parental participation


Toddlers love to explore new surroundings. Why not give your child a chance to explore the wonderful world of nature! Create nature crafts, read stories, take short nature walks, pet APEC’s animals, and begin to appreciate nature. Limited to 8 participants. No siblings allowed, except for infants in infant seats.



Winter

 

11 Classes

$176 Members, $220 Non-Members

Mondays 11:30 - 12:45 January 6, 13, 27, February 3, 10, 24,
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Tuesday 9:30 - 10:45 January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25,
March 4, 11, 18, 25
Wednesday 9:30 - 10:45 January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26,
March 5, 12, 19, 26
Wednesday 11:15 - 12:30 January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 26,
March 5, 12, 19, 26
Thursday 11:00 - 12:15 January 9, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27,
March 6, 13, 20, 27
Friday 11:00 - 12:15 January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14, 28,
March 7, 14, 21, 28
Saturday 10:30 - 11:45 January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15,
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Spring

 

10 Classes

$160 Members, $200 Non-Members

Monday 11:30 – 12:45 April 7, 28, May 5, 12, 19,
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

11 Classes

$176 Members, $220 Non-Members

Tuesday 9:30 – 10:45 April 1, 8, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27,
June 3, 10, 17, 24
Wednesday 9:30 – 10:45 April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28,
June 4, 11, 18
Wednesday 11:15 – 12:30 April 2, 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28,
June 4, 11, 18
Thursday 11:00 – 12:15 April 3, 10, 24, May 1. 8, 15, 22, 29,
June 12, 19, 26
Friday 11:00 – 12:15 April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
June 6, 13, 20
Saturday 10:30 - 11:45 April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21

Summer One

 

3 Classes

$48 Members, $60 Non-Members

Monday 11:30 – 12:45 July 7, 14, 21
Tuesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 8, 15, 22
Wednesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 9, 16, 23
Wednesday 11:15 – 12:30 July 9, 16, 23
Thursday 11:00 – 12:15 July 10, 17, 24
Friday 11:00 – 12:15 July 11, 18, 25
Saturday 10:30 – 11:45 July 12, 19, 26

Summer Two

 

3 Classes

$48 Members, $60 Non-Members

Monday 11:30 – 12:45 July 28, August 4, 11
Tuesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 29, August 5, 12
Wednesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 30, August 6, 13
Wednesday 11:15 – 12:30 July 30, August 6, 13
Thursday 11:00 – 12:15 July 31, August 7, 14
Friday 11:00 – 12:15 August 1, 8, 15
Saturday 10:30 – 11:45 August 2, 9, 16

Fledglings – ages 3 - 4
Join us as we explore the wonders of nature at Alley Pond Park! We will take enchanting nature walks, hold discussions, create nature crafts, pet APEC's animals and much more. This is the ideal next step after "Toddler Time."

Llimited to 10 participants.

Children must be toilet trained to enroll in this class.


Winter

 

11 sessions

$187 Members, $231 Non-Members

Monday 9:30 – 11:00 January 6, 13, 27, February 3, 10, 24,
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Tuesday 11:15 - 12:45 January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 25,
March 4, 11, 18, 25

Spring

 

10 Classes

$170 Members, $210 Non-Members

Monday 9:30 – 11:00 April 7, 28, May 5, 12, 19,
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

11 Classes

$187 Members, $231 Non-Members

Tuesday 11:15 – 12:45 April 1, 8, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27,
June 3, 10, 17, 24

Summer One

 

3 Classes

$51 Members, $63 Non-Members

Monday 9:30 – 11:00 July 7, 14, 21
Tuesday 11:15 – 12:45 July 8, 15, 22

Summer Two

 

3 Classes

$51 Members, $63 Non-Members

Monday 9:30 – 11:00 July 28, August 4, 11
Tuesday 11:15 – 12:45 July 29, August 5, 12

Sunny Bunnies – ages 3 – 4


This program will offer children hands-on opportunities with animals, exploration of our nature trails, discussions on different nature topics, crafts, free play, music time and more. Explore the wonderful world of nature! Snack included.
BRING A BAG LUNCH.

Limited to 12 participants. Participants must be toilet trained.

Winter

 

23 Classes

$414 Members, $506 Non-Members

Tues/ Thurs. 9:45 – 12:00 January 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30,
February 4, 6, 11, 13, 25, 27,
March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20. 25, 27

Spring

 

21 Classes

$378 Members, $462 Non-Members

Mon./Wed. 9:45 – 12:00 April 2, 7, 9, 23, 28, 30,
May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 28,
June 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25

22 Classes

$396 Members, $484 Non-Members

Tues./Thurs. 9:45 – 12:00 April 1, 3, 8, 10, 24, 29,
May 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
June 3, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

Summer One

 

9 Classes

$162 Members, $198 Non-Members

Mon./Wed./Fri. 9:45 – 12:00 July 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25

6 Classes

$108 Members, $132 Non-Members

Tues./Thurs. 9:45 – 12:00 July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

Summer Two

 

9 Classes

$162 Members, $198 Non-Members

Mon./Wed./Fri. 9:45 – 12:00 July 28, 30, August 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15

6 Classes

$108 Members, $132 Non-Members

Tues./Thurs. 9:45 – 12:00 July 29, 31, August 5, 7, 12, 14

Summer Nature Kids - Entering Grades K – 1st

Join your fellow nature enthusiasts each week as they experiment, explore and learn about different scientific, nature oriented, and animal topics! Students will participate in hands-on demonstrations, games, crafts, learning activities and nature walks led by a fun dynamic instructor! Snack included. BRING INSECT REPELLENT.

Summer One

 

6 Classes

$120 Members, $144 Non-Members

Tues./Thurs. 10:00 – 12:00 July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
Wed./Fri. 1:00 – 3:00 July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25

Summer Two

 

6 Classes

$120 Members, $144 Non-Members

Tues./Thurs. 10:00 – 12:00 July 29, 31 August 5, 7, 12, 14
Wed./Fri. 1:00 – 3:00 July 30, August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15

APEC Explorers - Entering Grades 2nd - 3rd

Explorers will get the opportunity to explore and learn about a variety of ecosystems. Videos, pictures, hands-on materials and science tools will be used while investigating each ecosystem. Field exploration will be used to supplement each session and encourage an appreciation for our natural environment. A journal will be provided for our explorers to record their findings and discoveries. Snack included. Limited to 12 participants. BRING INSECT REPELLENT.

Summer One

 

6 Classes

$120 Members, $144 Non-Members

Mon./Wed. 10:00 – 12:00 July 7,9,14,16,21,23
Tues./Thurs. 10:00 – 12:00 July 8, 10, 15,17,22,24

Summer Two

 

6 Classes

$120 Members, $144 Non-Members

Mon./Wed. 10:00 – 12:00 July 28, 30, August 4, 6, 11, 13
Tues./Thurs. 10:00 – 12:00 July 29, 31 August 5, 7, 12, 14

Alley Pond Pioneers - Entering Grades 4th - 6th

The focus of this program will be for young Alley Pond Pioneers to explore the outdoors. Classes can include beach clean ups, walking tours of Oakland Lake, hiking along Joe Michael’s Mile, fly fishing, Native American guest speaker and more. Participants will also learn about local flora and fauna of Northeast Queens. Snack included. Limited to 14 participants. Each pioneer 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 beautiful rustic log cabin.

Summer One

 

6 Classes

$120 Members, $144 Non-Members

Tues./Thurs. 10:00 – 12:00 July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

Summer Two

 

6 Classes

$120 Members, $144 Non-Members

Tues./Thurs. 10:00 – 12:00 July 29, 31 August 5, 7, 12,14