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University of Minnesota Duluth


UMD Children's Place

The College of Education & Human Service Professions


UMD Children's Place: 260 Kirby Plaza, 1208 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812; (218) 726-6727, Email:


Children's Place Staff

Dorothy Wolden

  • Toddler Educator

About Dorothy

Having worked in a number of early childhood education settings with children aged birth to school age, I am very happy to be part of the team here at Children’s Place.  My professional path has included working in center-based care, running my own family child care, and teaching in the Head Start program on the Fond du Lac reservation.  I am honored to be able to share part of their precious toddler years with the children here.    As a toddler educator, I work to offer authentic creative experiences for children, provide a safe yet stimulating environment that features natural materials, and support active learning through play.  It is a joy to come to work each day with such wonderful children, families and colleagues.