Holly Hatton-Bowers, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in child, youth, and family studies and early childhood extension specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hatton-Bower's primary interests and scholarly activities include co-creating and implementing programs using community-based participatory approaches that aim to enhance the quality of early childhood development and care, with a particular focus on emotional well-being and social-emotional development. These programs include the use of strategies that cultivate reflective practice, resilience, mindfulness, and compassion among caregivers, helping professionals and families. Her work informs the development of intervention and training models in family and child care contexts. She is a principal investigator for an ACF Head Start university partnership grant aiming to research the implementation of the Nebraska Extension Cultivating Healthy Intentional Mindful Educators program to support the well-being of early childhood teachers.