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

Research: Measuring and Improving Quality in Early Childhood Environments

Published April 21, 2015
Research: Measuring and Improving Quality in Early Childhood Environments

The International Consultation, convened in Leiden (the Netherlands) in September 2014, brought together early childhood experts and stakeholders - supported by ISSA, UNICEF, UNESCO and the Bernard van Leer Foundation,… Read more

First IDP Congress: Addressing Difficulties in Early Childhood Development

Published April 7, 2015
First IDP Congress: Addressing Difficulties in Early Childhood Development

Commemorating December 3rd the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 2-5th December 2015 the first International Developmental Pediatrics (IDP) Congress is held in Istanbul, Turkey, organized by the Developmental… Read more

In memory of Reinhard Fichtl

Published April 2, 2015

It is with sentiments of deep sorrow that we have received the message that our beloved colleague from the UBS Optimus Foundation, Reinhard Fichtl, passed away on 24 March. Reinhard… Read more

ReadyNation: Business leaders highlight importance of early childhood programmes in letter to UN

Published March 16, 2015
ReadyNation: Business Leaders Highlight Importance Of Early Childhood Programmes In Letter To UN

Quality early childhood programmes create the foundation for workforce productivity and economic prosperity around the globe. That’s the message that the business leader group ReadyNation is sending to the United… Read more

Lia van Leer, Grand Dame of Israeli Cinema (1924 – 2015) - She lived and died in beauty

Published March 16, 2015
Lia van Leer, Grand Dame of Israeli Cinema (1924 – 2015) - She lived and died in beauty

Founder and President of the Jerusalem Cinematheque, Pioneer of Israeli Cinema, Lia van Leer passed away on March 13, 2015 at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Her love… Read more

Download the Global status report on violence prevention 2014

Published February 28, 2015
The Global Status Report On Violence Prevention 2014

The Global status report on violence prevention 2014, which reflects data from 133 countries, is the first report of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely… Read more

The importance of teaching through play - Private Sector Foundation Uganda

Published February 26, 2015
Read this article published in New Vision on 11 February 2015, about the importance of parents teaching through play for the development of their young children. Featured in this article is the event ‘grow with your child through play’ organised by our partner Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) as an urban subsidiary of their ‘Early Steps’ programme.

Read this article published in New Vision on 11 February 2015, about the importance of parents teaching through play for the development of their young children. Featured in this article… Read more

The Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development – now also on YouTube!

Published February 11, 2015
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The Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development covers topics related to the development of the child, from conception to the age of five, and presents the most up-to-date scientific knowledge. Next… Read more

BvLF in the media: The case for paternity leave

Published February 10, 2015
BvLF In The Media: The Case For Paternity Leave

If you were a prospective father 20 years ago, getting paternity leave was almost universally a tricky business, no matter where you lived or worked. These days, the situation is… Read more

Peru: the 'Infobarómetro de la Primera Infancia' now shows data on young children per region

Published February 4, 2015
Peru: The ‘Infobarómetro De La Primera Infancia’ Now Shows Data On Young Children Per Region

The Infobarómetro de la Primera Infancia (a tool to access data on the situation of young children in Peru, created by Salgalú with the support of the Bernard van Leer… Read more