06 April, 2023 | Posted by Michelle Hogan

Portobello Presents: Dr Mary O'Kane on Collaborative Partnership with Children and Families

Portobello Presents: Dr Mary O'Kane on Collaborative Partnership with Children and Families

Portobello Institute held a free webinar on Monday, January 10th 2022 led by Dr Mary O'Kane, who spoke about Collaborative Partnerships with Children and Families.

Watch the webinar recording here.

An eCertificate of attendance and eBook was emailed to those who attended on the night.

Portobello Institute’s foundations lie in early years education since its establishment offering childcare courses in 1981. If you are interested in any of our courses please click here

About Dr Mary O'Kane

Dr Mary O'Kane is a Lecturer in Psychology, Early Childhood Studies and Education. Her research interests include childhood transitions; self-esteem and wellbeing, and the value of play. Mary is a regular contributor to Newstalk Radio; Ireland AM, and a range of other national and local radio shows discussing a broad range of parenting issues. Her first book, Perfectly Imperfect Parenting: Connection not Perfection, was published in 2021, and is available here.

  • Dr Mary O'Kane, originally studied Psychology in the UK, then specialised in the area of Early Childhood while undertaking her Master's and Doctorate at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in Ireland. 
  • Dr O'Kane is an Associate Lecturer in Psychology and Early Childhood studies with the Open University, covering areas such as Child Development; Childhood Studies and Child Psychology; Young Children's Lives and Learning; and Young Children's Play and Creativity. 
  • She frequently appears on both national and local radio, such as Today FM, Newstalk, Ireland AM and more to discuss a range of parenting and early childhood education topics.
  • She is the author of Perfectly Imperfect Parenting: Connection Not Perfection, a book that supports parents in how they can and should support children's long term social and emotional development while boosting wellbeing and resilience and building independence of character.

What will you gain from the event?

Portobello Institute's Early Years Department series of free expert-led webinars give you the opportunity to hear from leaders in early years education. They will discuss their research, and experience and offer you free access to their wealth of knowledge. If you attend the webinar live on the night you will receive an e-certificate of attendance. If you cannot join live on the night you will not receive an eCertificate but you can watch it back from our YouTube channel at a later date.

Don't forget to register and spread the word

We look forward to welcoming you to the Portobello webinar experience, please register today and come along to share the knowledge from these experts in early childhood education. Don't forget to share this event with your friends, colleagues and in the social media groups to the benefit of your fellow early years practitioners and colleagues.

Check out our Early Years Knowledge Zone here.

Follow @portobelloinstitute on Instagram here

Like our Facebook page here.

Portobello Insider

Join our mailing list to receive the latest insights and exclusive content from your chosen department of interest