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Would you like to be more involved in the homeschooling community? We invite you to join our board and help us plan for our future!

We Run on Volunteer Energy!
Are you interested in helping as a volunteer? Even if you cannot make a commitment to serve every week, we still need alternates to cover for sick days and travel. You will earn credit towards membership to the DLC, you can bring your kids, and you will support our county's volunteer-led nonprofit for homeschoolers! For details, email

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This Week's Lending Library Hours

The lending library will reopen Tuesday, September 5th in our new location in Scotts Valley: 
5271 Scotts Valley Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

The Discovery Learning Center of Santa Cruz is a volunteer-run, non-profit organization that provides learning resources to preschool, homeschool, and traditionally schooled families. The core of our mission is to provide a location and resources for pre-K through 8th grade family learning.

View Courses and Register Online!

 Browse our online catalog and register online."We have partnered with CourseStorm to bring you online registration and easy pay-ahead options for our exciting line up of classes and clubs. Register today!

Do you have a class you would like to teach?

The sooner you can get your class proposal submitted, the better. You don't have to be a professional teacher, just someone who is passionate about a particular topic and willing to share your curiosity and expertise with the next generation.

You can lead a one day, one week, or all semester long activity this fall. 

Submit your class, event, activity, or workshop proposal today!

Special Events

Adult Classes & Support Groups

Goal-Setting for Homeschoolers: A Parent Workshop

Traditional goal-setting approaches focus on teens who already have a firm structure that they are required to follow: school. Homeschoolers have more flexibility, but with flexibility comes responsibility. 

Some homeschooled teens seem readier than others to accept this responsibility and craft a homeschool education that suits them. Others seem to need more guidance. Suki’s forth-coming book, Homeschool with Confidence, offers a structure for homeschoolers to follow when transitioning from child to teen. 

This workshop is for adults who want to work on goal-setting with their double-digit children (whether or not they use Suki’s book). We’ll cover developmental readiness for goal-setting, different student temperaments and their challenges, and basic goal-setting principles.

Optional $15 materials fee will buy a copy of the book

For more information about the book, please visit

Bio of instructor: Suki Wessling is a local homeschooler and writer. She and her two children were founding members of the DLC, and now the older one is going off to college. Suki teaches online language arts, goal-setting, and adult classes at Athena's Advanced Academy, and loves to work with homeschoolers and their parents.

Tuesday, August 15th, 7-9 pm
Leader: Suki Wessling
Activity Rating: Adult event for parents of homeschooling teens and preteens

Volunteer Opportunities

DLC Board Meeting

Our board meetings are always open to anyone who would like to get involved. Do you have an idea about how the DLC could better support local homeschoolers? Come share it with the board!

Monday, September 18th: 7-8:30 p.m.

September 5th - First day of fall classes
If you have an idea for a class proposal, use this form to submit it to our board!

Our new address:
5271 Scotts Valley Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Current Classes & Clubs

Our workshops are free to supporting members.  We request a $2-$5 (sliding scale based on what you're comfortable with) donation per family for each class day of all others to help support the DLC.  Some classes have an additional materials fee listed in the class description.

NOTE: The DLC is not a drop off program. If you wish to leave the DLC campus while your child is participating in a class, activity, or club, then you must arrange for another parent or caregiver who will be staying on campus to supervise your child.


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Upcoming Classes & Clubs:

Bubble Festival
Students will interact with bubble solution and different apparatus’ in 8-10 stations indoors, as well as outside less structured bubble solution activities. Physical science will automatically “bubble up” to the surface, which Catharine will address as it comes up. Each child will also be given a handout of the physics involved at each bubble station, appropriate for age level. This particular class is appropriate for ages 7 and above.

The Bubble Festival has always been popular, so students will have a lot of fun while learning about science (such as surface tension, conservation of energy, etc.), and some math (tessellations and geometric shapes).

Friday, Sept. 8th: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ages: 7 and above
Activity Rating: Tangy

Leader: Catharine Gunderson
Registration fee: $3 (paid online)
Instructor fee: $12 (paid first class)

Full Class Description & Register on CourseStorm:

DLC Activity Ratings

Mellow- this activity is calm and tends to be focused and/or structured, good for sensitive kids

Tangy- this activity is a mix of calm and high energy periods, good for kids who can focus for short periods of time but also like to get up and move around

Spicy- this activity is high energy with a lot going on, good for kids who like to be busy and active

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Stephanie Tucker,
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