Sunny Garden Montessori

Chico's Only indoor Family Play Space


Play is a child's work & work is a child's play


We are much more than Mommy & Me indoor play. Set up for parents, grandparents, nannies, & friends—children play, families gather, & friendships bloom.

With a carefully prepared environment, we help cultivate life skills, communication and self-confidence.

We know that children's minds are as absorbent as a sponge and we provide you and your child with daily activities that are challenging, rewarding,and exciting for everyone!

A Montessori Environment teaches children to observe, to think and to judge.



(530) 343-3101



2801 Godman Ave Ste 140
Chico, CA   95973



Weekdays 10am–4pm
Weekends Closed


Register early to join in our Music Together Classes. Register in person at Sunny Garden and save registration fee ;) 

1o Steps to Positive Discipline

Learn the discipline techniques of Dr. Becky Bailey, Ph.D.

classes coming this fall 343-3101 for more info

@ 2801 Godman Avenue, Chico 

Childcare will be available @ $5/per child/per workshop

REGISTER AT SUNNY GARDEN - COST IS $100.00 (excluding childcare) for all 5 weeks -OR- you go 1 week at a time (not suggested) for $25/week (excluding childcare)


Our Philosophy

One of our desires is to share our love of the Montessori philosophy with the community.  

Our goal is to create a fun, learning environment for children and their adults through play and fun interactions.

We encourage adults to interact with their child as much as possible because we believe that you are your child's first teacher and their favorite playmate

Kristy is a Montessori trained teacher who has been teaching young children for over 40 years and is now teaching teachers at Butte-Glenn Community College.

Kristy is the mother of three beautiful women; Tanya, Sylvanna, and Cassandra and the grandmother of 6 beautiful children ranging in age from 12 years old to 2 years old.

Sunny Garden is her dream playing space for children.

Tanya is Kristy's oldest daughter who is also Montessori trained and has been teaching young children for many years. She currently teaches a 4th, 5th, 6th grade classroom at Sherwood Montessori Elementary School in Chico. Tanya is the mother of a 9 year old boy and a 7 year old girl. She brings her Early Childhood expertise as well as a Music Together program to Sunny Garden. 

Sylvanna is Kristy's middle daughter who is a busy mom with 4 children ranging in age from 12 to 2......with the youngest being twins.  They spend a lot of time at Sunny Garden where Sylvanna creates beautiful projects for the Garden.....including the beautiful covers for our rocking chairs.

Cassandra is Kristy's youngest daughter who is a graphic arts designer who works for BUILD.COMCassandra does all of the graphics for Sunny Garden, including our beautiful mural and awesome business cards.