We are an entirely outdoors Waldorf early childhood program. We explore and play in oak and redwood forests, and we work and play in our backyard permaculture farm. We paint, color, sculpt, do handwork, cook, have circle, and enact stories all outdoors. Children develop relationships with many different species of plants and animals, while also developing harmonious relationships with each other and with themselves. Forest Friends students are embraced in a field of magic and love that supports development of imagination, will forces, love, and skills.