Dan Weigel is the co-leader of the national eXtension Alliance for Better Child Care community of practice, which actively engages and educates child care providers, parents, and community leaders with high-quality web-based early childhood resources and learning experiences. Dan is a Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno and is a Human Development Specialist with UNR Cooperative Extension, where he provides leadership for Extension education with parents and caregivers of young children. He has a B. S. degree in Psychology and a M. S. in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University, and a M. A. in Communication and Ph. D. in Counseling and Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. Dan began his work-life as an early childhood teacher and has been involved in developing curricula and training early childhood professionals for over 25 years. His primary teaching and research interests relate to early literacy and language development, school readiness, and parent education. He is a member of the International Reading Association, the National Council on Family Relations, the National Communication Association, and the International Association for Relationship Research. He has received several Cooperative Extension awards at the state, regional, and national levels.