30 May 2024

Partnership with Parents with Jennifer Hynes


Some topics for discussion on the night include ​

  • How to define partnership with parents and what true partnership entails. ​
  • The benefits of partnership for the three key stakeholders (child, parent, educator) will be explored, alongside the challenges of partnership. ​
  • This talk will present strategies to develop meaningful partnership relationships with parents and will explore the long-term implications of its practice. ​
  • Partnership will be linked with Síolta, Aistear, and the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter. ​

About the Presenter:​

Jennifer Hynes graduated with an MA in Childhood & Adolescent Studies from ICHAS in 2016. She also holds a Higher Diploma in Education and a Diploma in Montessori Education. Jennifer started in the field of Early Years Education and Care in 2003, running her own early years service in Galway from 2007 to 2020. In 2015, she opened a school-aged childcare service. ​

Particularly drawn to the social-constructivist approach of collaborative support for learning in the child’s cultural context, Jennifer has a strong belief in true partnership with parents as key to effective learning in the early years. She is an advocate of play-based learning and the emergent curriculum. ​

Jennifer joined ICHAS as a lecturer in the MA Early Childhood programme, in 2022.​

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