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Dr. Holly Hatton Bowers

CHIME Program Lead

Dr. Holly Hatton-Bowers is an associate professor in Child, Youth, and Family studies and an Early Childhood Extension Specialist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Hatton-Bowers’ aims to support parenting and early care and education, with an emphasis on promoting and enhancing the well-being of caregivers and young children’s social-emotional development. She is active in translating and disseminating current research findings in the areas of caregiving and health in early childhood using an interdisciplinary approach. Contact Holly at

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Jaclynn Foged

Extension Educator

Jaci is an Early Childhood Educator and CHIME program coordinator. Jaci holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane University in Crete, Nebraska. Jaci provides training to childcare providers and families in the Southeast area of Nebraska. Since the fall of 2000, Jaci has been working with child care providers who work with children birth to 8 years of age, including eight years of center-based childcare director experience.


The development of CHIME would not be possible without the knowledge, time, and dedication of multiple people, especially Nebraska Extension's Early Childhood CHIME team members, community partners, and our external state collaborators.