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

New Report on the Potential Role of Music Making in the Well-Being of Young Families

Published June 9, 2020

Music supports family well-being especially when made or enjoyed together. This report highlights the value, impact and scaling potential of music and sustainable music interventions/programmes throughout the world… Read more

Coalitions that care: New case studies on breakthrough early childhood policy achievements

Published May 27, 2020

The Bernard van Leer Foundation and RAND Europe have released two new case studies on effective collective action campaigns that contributed to better care for babies, toddlers and caregivers at national scale.interventions successfully. Read more

2019 Annual Report now available

Published May 19, 2020

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available. For the first time, it also contains an overview in Arabic, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. Read more

Hiring: We're seeking a Programme Coordinator for the Netherlands (maternity cover) (CLOSED)

Published May 18, 2020

We're looking for an energetic, detail focused individual with great planning and communications skills to be our Programme Coordinator for The Netherlands from 17th August 2020–19 March 2021 (30 weeks). Read more

New guide for designing for Early Childhood in vulnerable urban contexts

Published May 18, 2020

Proximity of Care: A new Approach to Designing for Early Childhood in Vulnerable Urban Contexts,  lays out the needs of 0–3 year olds, 3–5 year olds, caregivers and pregnant women… Read more

Covid-19 crisis: how leaders can support babies, toddlers and the people who care for them

Published May 11, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis is hitting the most vulnerable people hardest — including babies, toddlers and those who care for them. We’ve compiled three briefs with ideas on how to support… Read more

To our partners during Covid-19

Published March 25, 2020

Dear BvLF Partners, In these enormously challenging times, we want to express our deep appreciation for your hard work on behalf of babies, toddlers and the people who care for… Read more

Connecting during Covid-19

Published March 25, 2020

I write this from my hometown of Quito, Ecuador, having come straight here after a work trip to Chile so that I could be in the same city as my… Read more

New short film explores Tel Aviv from the perspective of a three-year-old

Published February 19, 2020

In a new two minute film, a young boy called Geffen takes us for a stroll around his hometown of Tel Aviv, Israel. It shows us how differently young children… Read more

Colleague Yigit Aksakoglu acquitted of all charges

Published February 18, 2020

We are thrilled that our Turkey Representative, Yigit Aksakoglu was acquitted of all charges in his court hearing today. In November 2018, Yigit was detained by police for his alleged… Read more