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Do you have a year long or spring membership? If not, now is a great time to get one. You can sign up or renew your membership online.

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This Week's Lending Library Hours

Tuesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 10:30-12:30

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

We are accepting proposals for fall events and classes!

You can lead a one day, one week, or all semester long activity this fall. Talk to your kids and see what they would like to explore together with their friends. You can even invite a favorite teacher to teach at the DLC!

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

Special Events

Open House
Mark your calendar for our fall open house:
Monday, August 29th, 10:00-2:00

Adult Classes & Support Groups

Homeschool Parent Support Group

Join this supportive group of homeschooling parents where we share the joys and challenges of homeschooling over tea, coffee, and (always) chocolate! New and prospective homeschoolers area always welcome!

Questions about the support group?  Please contact Heddi at

Monday, September 12th, 7-9 pm
Leader: Heddi
Activity Rating: Adult & Babes in Arms

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 19th: 7-9 p.m.

Open House

Monday, August 29th
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Catch up with your local homeschooling community, check out what the DLC is offering this fall, and have some fun with the family!

We will be offering:

Not-back-to-school pictures
Families can create their own sidewalk chalk background or use our beautiful slate gray wall and props. We'll take the pictures and send you a minimally edited digital copy to print out yourself. Free! 

Membership Sale!
Sign up with a friend and get 25% off: 
Fall Lending Library: $45
Fall Supporting Member: $82.50 
School Year Lending Library: $90
School Year Supporting Member: $165

Young Entrepreneurs Area
Kids, tween, and teens are invited to sell their wares! Bring a folding table.

Curriculum Swap
Bring resources you've outgrown and browse the materials other families bring to share. Free!

Lending Library Tours
Heddi Craft will be offering guided tours of our resource library. Take advantage of this opportunity to get her expert help navigating our curricula and hands-on learning materials.

Join in lego playtime, cardboard box construction zone, solar crafts (sun dials and solar ovens), magic and storytelling, and more!

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.


No Monday classes this week.


No Tuesday classes this week.


No Wednesday classes this week.


No Thursday classes this week.


No Friday classes this week.


Chess Club

Scholastic chess team for committed players during which kids train to play in tournaments and develop various critical thinking skills. Classes are social in nature and we have lots of fun along the way.

This is a fee based class organized by the instructor and not by the DLC.

Starting August 7th, Sundays: 10:00 - 12:15
Activity Rating: Mellow
Leader: Gjon Feinstein

For more information, contact Gjon Feinstein at or call (831) 425-7835.

Upcoming Classes & Clubs:

Fall Classes Begin September 6th!

We will be hosting classes for all ages this fall. Registration is now open at our online course catalog:

Each course title listed below is linked to its registration page.

For the Younger Crowd:

For Middles

Just for Teens:

  • Big History (ages 13+)
    • Tuesdays, 12:00-1:00, beginning Sept. 6th
  • Teen Lit (ages 13+) 
    This course is broken into 6 separate classes (6 weeks ea.). Register separately for ea. class/book.
    • Tuesdays 1:30 - 2:30, beginning Sept. 6th

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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