We enhance home-based education for children in pre-K to 8th grade and inspire self-directed, lifelong learning in Santa Cruz. We extend community to families on their homeschooling journeys regardless of their homeschooling philosophy or curriculum choices.

We offer access to a lending library of more than 2500 educational materials including toys and games.

We offer low cost activities and classes offered by volunteers. Your small donation helps defray the costs of operating the center.

We also host professional classes aimed at homeschoolers.

Where we are

The Discovery Learning Center of Santa Cruz is located at:

5271 Scotts Valley Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

5271 Scotts Valley Dr


The Discovery Learning Center is a volunteer run organization. In order to keep our prices low we rely on the community we serve to run the center. A small contribution of your time goes a long way. There are a variety of tasks we need to accomplish from helping with the lending library to pulling weeds. Please consider volunteering for a task when you sign up. [Click here to contact our volunteer coordinator.]


Your donation helps the center offer a variety of activities and stay available for everyone. If desired you can request that your donation go to sponsor another family’s membership, to sponsor a member activity, or to help the center operate.

 Fun at the DLC

A CO2 Souffle!