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.
Just a reminder, all attendees to DLC activities must have a membership form on file in order to participate. We offer a free, basic membership to all interested families.
Additionally, 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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Thanks to everyone who came out to support the DLC and see Oren and the Hiccups yesterday and mark your calendar for our next summer concert on when we welcome the Singing Wood Marimba. Come experience this joyful music with your whole family!
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.
No class this week.
What can kids and families do to make the world a better place? What can we do to help others who have a need for food, shelter, clothing, water, or education? This week at our World Repair Club Planning Day, we'll prepare for our event day focused on homelessness in Santa Cruz County.
Come play with us. Different math inspired games each week. Geometry, Combinatorial Game Theory , computation.
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.
Family Game Night will continue through the summer. All ages are invited. Amber will run games for elementary and middle school age, Matt will run games for high school and beyond (RPG and CCG are options, if desired). Parents can teach their wee little ones rules to beginner games. No registration is required, but if we get over 12 families, we will need to utilize the outdoor area, so please dress and wear bug spray accordingly. Feel free to bring dinner, but no eating while actively playing. Questions can be sent to email@example.com
No paid classes at this time.
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