Early Childhood Matters 2021

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Giving our youngest generation a voice in COP26 climate conversations

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Taking a collective breath: highlights from the Urban95 Convening on clean air

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The Urban95 Academy leadership programme with LSE trains over 100 cities to improve the lives of young children

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Share your favourite public places for babies and toddlers

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Read about the Foundation’s work in 2020

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Covid-19 crisis: how leaders can support babies, toddlers and the people who care for them

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News & Blogs

AirBeam Swap creates a global community of local air quality advocates

Published December 23, 2021

The AirBeam Swap is a new Urban95 project to collect data and raise awareness of air quality and its importance for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. … Read more

Partnership with United Way transforms cities in Latin America

Published December 17, 2021

The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 programme has launched a new learning partnership with United Way’s regional office in Latin America. The aim is to nurture a community of leaders… Read more

Boa Vista opens playgrounds in shelters for Venezuelan refugees

Published December 7, 2021

Early childhood-focused public spaces have been launched in three refugee shelters in Boa Vista, with coverage in local media outlet Correio do Lavrado. The Amazonian city is the capital of… Read more

Hiring: Finance and Accounting Officer

Published November 19, 2021

We are looking for a Financial & Accounting Officer (FAO) who will have the responsibility for financial, project, and salary administration… Read more

Winning architects selected in Israeli competition to design well baby clinics

Published November 11, 2021

The winners have been chosen from the “Between the Drops” competition for young architects to design well baby clinics in Israel, which was launched at the beginning of the year. Read more

Hiring: apply to be our Lead – Early Years (closed)

Published November 8, 2021

We are seeking a passion-driven and motivated Lead - Early Years for 7 months (with the possibility of longer or full employment) to join our Knowledge for Policy team, who… Read more