Ada Alden holds an M.A. and Ed.D. from the University of Minnesota. She worked for 25 years as the Director of Family Educational Services for the Eden Prairie Schools and has served as adjunct professor and department chair in Child and Family Studies at St. Cloud State University. Ada has worked in the early childhood field for over 40 years and presently trains early childhood professionals and parents throughout the state. She started four early childhood/family education programs in Minnesota, addressing the needs, concerns and challenges of families with young children.