Moving Forwards by Reflecting Back: Early Childhood Matters 2017

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A strategic partnership for families in Tel Aviv

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Home visiting services scale up in the Amazon basin

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Scaling up mother tongue-based preschool in Odisha

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The Beginning of Life documentary

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News & Blogs

Games and art bring Bogotá community together

Published October 17, 2017

The first Urban95 Crezco con mi barrio (“Growing with my neighbourhood”) experimenting exercise took place on Sunday October 1, with the purpose of giving public space back to the people… Read more

São Paulo Basics brings parenting messages to Brazil’s biggest city

Published October 16, 2017

Messages to encourage parents to talk, sing and play with their young children appeared last week on digital advertising hoardings across São Paulo. The messages are adapted from those developed… Read more

Can preschool teachers become parenting coaches?

Published October 13, 2017

BvLF has launched an experimental project in partnership with the Israel Ministry of Education to explore this idea. Foundation partner the NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education will initially… Read more

BvLF puts children on agenda of Amsterdam "placemaking week"

Published October 12, 2017

The Foundation is sponsoring Placemaking Week, a five-day event organised by the Project for Public Spaces which is currently happening in Amsterdam, to put young children on the agenda. Next… Read more

Coaching and connecting – how we’re getting cities interested in Urban95

Published October 9, 2017

I started working with the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Urban95 initiative earlier this year after leaving KaBOOM!, the US-based non-profit I had run for 20 years. KaBOOM! began with a… Read more

Bernard van Leer Foundation brings the perspective of young children and their caregivers to CityLab Paris

Published October 6, 2017

The Bernard van Leer Foundation will join a community of leading thinkers in Paris for CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges later this month. In partnership with the Aspen Institute,… Read more