The Discovery Learning Center of Santa Cruz is a volunteer-run, nonproﬁt 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.
iterature. You will ﬁnd young children exploring paint colors, or older children learning to paint in the style of van Gogh. You’ll ﬁnd a mom leading a discussion of history or a professional teacher doing hands-on science experiments.
The DLC is there for you: explore our website to learn about our library, classes, clubs, and events.
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This Week's Lending Library Hours
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If you have been interested in a lending library membership but aren't able to afford it, we are looking for a few people to exchange two hours of week of time running the lending library in exchange for membership. Hours can be chosen based on your availability and you can bring your kids along! Training in running the lending library takes about an hour. If you are interested, please email us!
Workshops This Week October 26-31
Our workshops are free to supporting members. A
$2-5 donation per class day requested of others to support the DLC.
Using the book Cells: An Introduction to the Anatomy and Physiology of Animal Cells by Ellen McHenry
We will design and sew doll clothes or stuffed animals. I will bring needles, thread, and fabric and teach basic hand-sewing skills. Then we can tell stories featuring the dolls and animals through acting, filming, and/or written stories. Parent participation needed, especially with threading needles and writing. Ages 5-9
Each month we will read a different fictional novel based in ancient times or the middle ages. We will learn about the history of that time, share our own research, and discuss the book. Ages 10-14. See more details on our class web page.
Join Crazy 8s, a brand new, over-the-top club designed to get kids ﬁred up about math! Kids ages 9-12+ will create instruments, become certified spies, and accomplish other incredible feats. Zany activities include Bouncy Dice Explosion, Glow in the Dark Geometry and Toilet Paper Olympics! Math will never be the same after you go Crazy 8s! There will be a one-time materials fee of $3-5 per child. Sponsored by Bedtime Math. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org to participate!
Discussion group for those who are interested in the unschooling philosophy. This is an adult and babies in arms event.
Come learn and playground games from around the world, including classics such as kickball, four square, tag, Red Rover, Simon Says, and many more. Bring a bottle of water!
Weekly history club for kids approximately ages 7-10 and their parents. We will be using Story of the World, Pt. 3, Early Modern Times as our guide and we request that you purchase or borrow the book and read the indicated chapters as noted on our class page before attending if possible. At each meeting, we will spend 10-20 minutes on a focused discussion of the reading and then we'll do art, projects, and games related to the readings each week. Please wear clothes that can get dirty.
This club is open to all ages. Participants should have Minecraft pre-loaded on their computer and a valid Minecraft license. The iPad app won't work with the full version, so children using the app will not be able to share worlds with laptop users, though they can share with each other. Visit http://minecraft.net for information.
Explore the alphabet, sing songs, messy crafts, story time, and other preschool experiences, including lots of free play. Especially for ages 2-5 and their younger siblings.
10:30am –12:00pm Thursday
28 Aug 2014 - 18 Dec 2014 (no class 11 Sep & 27 Nov)
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Contact Kelly Clawson at email@example.com to register.
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