Upcoming Events:

Pi Day Math Festival

Come celebrate with us.  Math art, problem solving, pie to eat, make mini pies, geometry scavenger hunt, story time and more.

March 14 3-5pm

Exploring Homeschooling Workshop- New Times!

This fast paced, one and a half hour introductory workshop will help new homeschooling families find out more about the legal ways to homeschool, the various styles of homeschooling, and the area resources for homeschooling.

Feb 20 6:30pm -FULL
March 10 10-11:30am Register
April 3 6:30-8pm Register

Leader: Heddi Craft 

Heddi has three children and has been homeschooling for the past 12 years. She is the county contact for the California Homeschool Network and is a member of the Homeschool Association of California. If you have questions about the workshop, please contact her at 831-458-1711 or heddicr@gmail.com.

Amazon Smile

The DLC is now a participating charity of the Amazon Smile program. If you shop on Amazon.com, you can send a small percentage of your purchase price as a donation to the DLC. Simply log on to Amazon's website through our (corrected) Amazon Smile link:


If you have family or friends who use Amazon, please share this link with them.

Join the DLC

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

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Join Our Board!
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 info@dlcsantacruz.org.

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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.

https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/"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!

Volunteer Opportunities

Wanted: Volunteers

Are you interested in helping as a volunteer? We are always in need of volunteer teachers and people to help in the lending library. 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 info@dlcsantacruz.org.

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, February 19, 7-9 pm

This Week's Lending Library Hours

Monday:            10-2
Wednesday:     10-12
Friday:                 12-2

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.


Mapping the Body with Art:

9am - 10:30am

Class page here

Register online: 

Minimus Secundus: Moving on in Latin

 11am-12  noon
Class Info page.

Register online: 

Math Puzzles and Projects

Class Info Page.

To register for this class, go to: https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/course/math-problem-solving-spring-semester



Open Play for Preschoolers and Toddlers

Drop-in playtime in our resource library.  Come try out our games, puzzles and building toys.


Exploring Math Manipulatives

Each week we will explore math concepts using a different hands-on material.




Spanish Made Easy for Kids
12:45 - 1:45

Class page here.

To register for this class, go to: https://dlcsantacruz.coursestorm.com/course/spanish-made-easy-for-kids

Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's K-2 grade.

Time: 2.15pm - 3.15pm
Class page here.

Register here

Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's 3-5 grade

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Class page here.

Register Here


No classes this week.

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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