The latest news about the Bernard van Leer Foundation, our partners and the issues we work on.

Case studies on scaling early years initiatives

Published August 15, 2019

The first three in a series of 15 case studies on scaling early years initiatives have now been published. Conducted by researchers at Princeton’s Innovations for Successful Societies, RAND Europe… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Programme Support Officer Israel

Published July 25, 2019

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Programme Support Officer with strong organizing, administrative and partnership skills. Closing date August 9th. Read for more details on the vacancy. Read more

Urban95 launches in Udaipur

Published July 22, 2019

The Urban95 initiative has formally launched in Udaipur at an event hosted by ICLEI South Asia. Udaipur Urban95 is a result of a partnership between the Udaipur Municipal Corporation and… Read more

New publication containing playground ideas for 0 to 3-year-olds

Published July 1, 2019
Playground ideas for 0-3 years

The youngest children are often overlooked in playground design. This new guide, Playground ideas for 0-3 years, compiled by SUPERPOOL with the support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, shares… Read more

Early Childhood Matters 2019: new edition and new website now available

Published June 18, 2019

Published today, the latest issue of Early Childhood Matters surveys the field of early childhood. Alongside this, we are pleased to announce we have launched a new online home for… Read more

Journalists: apply now for a course in reporting the refugee crisis through children’s eyes (Closed)

Published May 10, 2019
Dart NYC 2019

The Dart Center is now accepting applications for a journalism training workshop focused on children and the international refugee crisis. To be held September 19-22, 2019, at the Columbia University… Read more

Data privacy is important to us – GDPR mailing sent

Published May 2, 2019

As you can read in our privacy statement, data privacy is a top priority for the Bernard van Leer Foundation. In accordance with new European data regulations, we have therefore… Read more

New partnership to build capacity of early years nurses in Israel

Published April 25, 2019

Earlier this month over 150 people attended a conference to launch a major new partnership in Israel that will strengthen the capacity of nurses working in Tipat Halav (maternal and… Read more

Five publications help India’s Smart Cities to serve infants, toddlers and caregivers

Published April 23, 2019

We are pleased to make available a series of five publications that will help Smart Cities in India to create infant, toddler and caregiver (ITC)-friendly neighbourhoods. The publications result from… Read more

Resources for journalists: children and the Syrian refugee crisis

Published April 15, 2019
Resources for journalists: children and the Syrian refugee crisis

How should reporters cover the impact of war, violence, and displacement on babies and toddlers? Resources are now online from a Foundation-funded workshop held in Jordan earlier this year by… Read more