Blog: Marking a New Era for Young Children and Families Around the World

Published July 25, 2016

‘September is the first anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals. For the early childhood field, it has been a year filled with activity: new champions for young children have emerged, evidence documenting the importance of the early years grew, and efforts to find new solutions and scale services expanded around the world. Yet at the same time, violence rages in communities across the globe, families are torn apart by war, poverty and malnutrition continue to take their toll on young children, and migration and natural disasters add unimaginable stress to families. While the field advances, the journey ahead remains very long.’

Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, written by Joan Lombardi, about the early childhood development field and the launch of our journal Early Childhood Matters 2016.

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