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

New report looks at the state of the young child in India

Published September 11, 2020

India’s Vice-President, M Venkaiah Naidu, has officially launched a major new report into child development in India published with BvLF support. “We need to understand the crucial importance of this… Read more

How streets are becoming a meeting place for Early Childhood in Pucusana, Lima

Published September 3, 2020

One of the initiatives promoted by Lima, PUCU, in the municipal district of Pucusana, encourages diverse forms of recreation for young children and their caregivers in public spaces. Pucusana's children… Read more

Taub Center publishes international comparison of early childhood in Israel

Published September 3, 2020

The Taub Center has published the first in a series of studies on early childhood development and inequality in Israel, as part of an initiative supported by the Bernard van… Read more

Hiring: Two open positions in our Israel team (CLOSED)

Published August 20, 2020

We have two open positions to join our Israel team supporting our in-country work on giving all children a good start in life. Find more details on how to apply… Read more

Launched Today: Designing Streets for Kids

Published August 6, 2020

Designing Streets for Kids, which provides practical solutions and inspiration for designing streets that meet the the needs of babies, children, and their caregivers, is officially launched and available for download… Read more

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 (closed)

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

“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