Blog

Read the selected insights, thoughts and experiences of our staff and partners.

Putting the ‘Personal’ back into Parenting

Published March 30, 2015

When I started working at the Foundation a year ago, my first task was to assist in the preparation of the publication Early Childhood Matters. The topic chosen for the… Read more

Time for Child Care: The Need to Improve Access to Quality Care is Long Overdue

Published March 12, 2015
Blog - Time for Child Care: The Need to Improve Access to Quality Care is Long Overdue - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Twenty years ago the historic UN Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing in 1995 brought together delegates from 189 nations around a platform of action that called for… Read more

Mam, ik sta op het weblog! – 21e eeuwse vaardigheden op de basisschool

Published March 5, 2015
Blog - Mom, I’m on the blog! – 21st century skills at primary school - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Gisteren zat ik in de trein te sms-en met mijn smartfoon. De conducteur kwam langs en zei: ‘Ik typ precies zoals als u, met één vinger’. ‘Ja’, antwoordde ik, ‘ik… Read more

Mom, I’m on the blog! – 21st century skills at primary school

Published March 5, 2015
Blog - Mom, I’m on the blog! – 21st century skills at primary school - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Yesterday, as I was sending a text on the train, the conductor said ‘I type the exact same way as you, with one finger.’ I replied: ‘I’m always jealous of… Read more

Inaugural conference of the Institute for Human Development, Nairobi

Published February 25, 2015

Earlier this month I visited Nairobi to attend the launch of the Institute for Human Development, a new centre of excellence that will build capacity and drive innovation in research… Read more

Calling for a two generation approach to child development

Published February 13, 2015
Blog - Calling for a two generation approach to child development - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Over the years there has been a long standing recognition that child development is influenced by conditions facing families and in turn families are influenced by the community around them. Read more

Learnings from the “Small Children, Big Cities” conference

Published February 2, 2015
Blog - Learnings from the “Small Children, Big Cities” conference - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Rapidly urbanizing India is undergoing changes on many fronts. India has a new government. There are technological changes, policy shifts and changes in the way people think. The democratic structure… Read more

Incredible India!

Published December 23, 2014
Incredible India! - blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation - Teresa Moreno

In my role as editor of Early Childhood Matters, I was privileged to launch the latest edition, on “Small children, big cities”, at a conference in Delhi with the same… Read more

Why we need to talk to babies more

Published November 18, 2014
Why we need to talk to babies more - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation - Michael Feigelson

The baby diaper market — led by Proctor & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark — is projected to reach USD 52.2 billion by 2017. As the market grows, so does the investment… Read more

Renske Keizer, first appointed Professor on Fatherhood

Published November 3, 2014
Renske Keizer, first appointed Professor on Fatherhood - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation - Jeanet van de Korput

Renske Keizer started on 1 September in her new role of Professor on Fatherhood at the University of Amsterdam. She will conduct research on the influence of father involvement on… Read more