Sunny Crandell received a Master of Education in Counseling, Clinical, School Psychology, from U.C. Santa Barbara, and a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education, also from U.C. Santa Barbara, and has worked as an educational consultant within the private and public sector. Sunny has been a member of the Santa Barbara Community College faculty since 2010 as a Parent Education Instructor, and is the Director of The Oaks Parent-Child Workshop, a cooperative nursery school located in Santa Barbara, CA.
With a background in school psychology, early childhood education and trained as a master gardener, Sunny strives to integrate early learning with nature, by providing and protecting unstructured nature play as well as integrating natural history into the emergent curriculum. Sunny has presented nature-based workshop sessions both at the local and state-wide level.