Registration Information

Registration Policy:

Pre-registration is required for all programs.

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.



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.

APEC pointing at pond
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 Session 1 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

3 Classes: $57*

Wednesday 11:15 -12:15 July 10, 17, 24
Thursday 9:30 -10:30 July 11, 18, 25
Friday 9:30 -10:30 July 12, 19, 26


Summer Session 2 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

3 Classes: $57*

Wednesday 11:15 -12:15 July 31, August 7, 14
Thursday 9:30 -10:30 August 1, 8, 15
Friday 9:30 -10:30 August 2, 9, 16

*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)

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 Session 1 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

3 Classes: $69*

Tuesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 9, 16, 23
Wednesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 10, 17, 24
Thursday 11:00 -12:15 July 11, 18, 25
Friday 11:00 -12:15 July 12, 19, 26

Summer Session 2 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

3 Classes: $69*

Tuesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 30, August 6, 13
Wednesday 9:30 – 10:45 July 31 August 7, 14
Thursday 11:00 -12:15 August 1, 8, 15
Friday 11:00 -12:15 August 2, 9, 16

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


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 8 participants. Participants must be able to use the bathroom independently.

Summer Session 1 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

3 Classes: $72*

Monday 10:00 -11:30 July 8, 15, 22

Summer Session 2 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

3 Classes: $72*

Monday 10:00 -11:30 July 29, August 5, 12

*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.

Summer Session 1 2019

Insects, Spiders, and More!

Registration opens 3/11/19

11 Classes: $275*

Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00- 12:00 July 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31

7 Classes: $175*

Tues/Thurs AM 10:00- 12:00 July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30
Tues/ Thurs PM 1:00-3:00 July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

Summer Session 2 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

7 Classes: $175*

Mon/Wed/Fri 10:00- 12:00 August 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16

5 Classes: $125*

Tues/Thurs AM 10:00- 12:00 August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15
Tues/ Thurs PM 1:00-3:00 August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15

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


Let’s Get Growing - Summer Nature Kids
Entering K – 2nd grade

Let us help spark your child’s wonder of the natural word – from dragonflies to spiderwebs and cattails, as they gain an appreciation of nature all around them. Curious campers will explore our forest and pond ecosystems as they learn about the animals and plants that live there. Activities include nature play, crafts centered on nature discovery, literacy, games, animal meet and greet, and short trail walks (wear long pants, closed toe shoes and hat). Bring a nut free snack. Apply sun block and insect repellant prior to class. Limited to 16 students.

Summer Session 1 2019

Forest Discovery

Registration opens 3/11/19

6 Classes: $150*

Mon/Wed 10:00-12:00 July 8,10, 15, 17, 22 and 24
Tues/Thurs 10:00-12:00 July 9,11, 16, 18, 23 and 25

Summer Session 2 2019

Pond Investigation

Registration opens 3/11/19

6 Classes: $150*

Mon/Wed 10:00-12:00 July 29, 31, Aug. 5,7, 12 and 14
Tues/Thurs 10:00-12:00 July 30, Aug. 1, 6, 8, 13 and 15

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


APEC Explorers – Bodacious Biologists Edition
Entering 3rd – 4th grade

Session 1 – Incredible Invertebrates Explorers will discover the fascinating world of insects, annelids, mollusks, arachnids and crustaceans that inhabit our trails. Hands-on field investigation, outdoor excursions, use of scientific tools and journal entries will all be used to supplement each session and encourage an appreciation for the natural environment. Explorers should bring a snack, bottle of water, head covering, wear long pants and have sunscreen and insect repellant applied prior to drop off. Limited to 14 participants.

Summer Session 1 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

6 Classes: $150*

Mon/Wed 10:00 – 12:00 July 8,10, 15, 17, 22 and 24
Tues/ Thurs 10:00 – 12:00 July 9,11, 16, 18, 23 and 25

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


Session 2 – Extreme Ecosystems Explorers will learn about ecosystems with a focus on female environmentalists, including Isatou Ceesay and Wangari Maathai, and their incredible impact on our planet. Field investigation will be used to supplement each session and encourage an appreciation for the natural environment. Explorers should bring a snack, bottle of water, head covering, wear long pants and have sunscreen and insect repellant applied prior to drop off. Limited to 14 participants.

Summer Session 2 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

6 Classes: $150*

Mon/Wed 10:00 – 12:00 July 29, 31, Aug. 5,7, 12 and 14
Tues/ Thurs 10:00 – 12:00 July 30, Aug. 1, 6, 8, 13 and 15

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


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! Team-building is the name of the game—Pioneers will play lots of games and fun outdoor activities and spend a day at the Alley Pond Adventure Course*! Along with our annual park clean-up, we will be going on a hike to Oakland Lake, birdwatching along Joe Michael’s Mile, and more. Each day, pioneers should bring a snack, 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. This program is limited to 14 participants. *Additional fee will apply for the Adventure Course.

Summer Session 1 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

6 Classes: $175*

Tues/Thurs 10:00 – 12:00 10:00– 12:00 July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 & 25

Summer Session 2 2019

Registration opens 3/11/19

6 Classes: $150*

Tues/Thurs 10:00 – 12:00 July 30, August 1, 6, 8, 13 & 15

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