An Urban95 Starter Kit - ideas for action

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

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Coalitions that care: New case studies on breakthrough early childhood policy achievements

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New guide for designing for Early Childhood in vulnerable urban contexts

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Annual Report 2019

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Early Childhood Matters 2019

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The first of many smart and child friendly cities in India

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News & Blogs

Caregiver’s mental health impacts early childhood development - new papers to increase knowledge

Published August 3, 2020

Around the world levels of pre- and postpartum mental health care are insufficient, especially in crisis contexts. The Bernard van Leer Foundation has partnered with United for Global Mental Health… Read more

Working paper and videos explore the impacts of Covid-19 on children in Brazil

Published July 27, 2020

The impacts of Covid-19 on child development are explored in five videos and a Working Paper (in Portuguese) produced by Núcleo Ciência Pela Infância (NCPI), a partner of the Bernard… Read more

Hiring: Two open positions in our Brazil team

Published July 23, 2020

We're have two open positions (Programme Coordinator and Programme Administrator) to join our Brazil team supporting our in-country work on giving all children a good start in life. Read more

Urban95 network launches in Brazil with 11 new cities

Published July 7, 2020

In partnership with the Instituto Cidades Sustentáveis (Sustainable Cities Institute), the Bernard van Leer Foundation today launched a new Urban95 network in Brazil. Alongside our three pioneering partner cities –… Read more

Young Explorers (the making of): How video can encourage empathy for toddlers

Published June 23, 2020

A deeper look at the Young Explorers short film project reveals some larger questions about how we view early childhood, and the power of film in bringing those questions to… Read more

“Magic Moments” campaign launched in Israel for Arabic speaking parents

Published June 15, 2020

"Magic Moments", a national campaign for Arabic-speaking parents, offering practical guidance on how to turn everyday activities with babies and toddlers into special times of bonding that enhance the child’s… Read more