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

Blog: How I realised the importance of investing in early childhood

Published November 27, 2015
Blog - How I realised the importance of investing in early childhood

Read the latest blog, written by corporate leader Henri Le Bienvenu from Peru 2021, on our corporate blog website. Read more

Cure Violence Model Creates Better Parenting and Less Violence

Published November 19, 2015

A study commissioned by the Bernard van Leer Foundation examines how the Cure Violence health model specifically affects children under the age of 8 years as well as the families… Read more

A good start: Video and infographic

Published September 23, 2015

To mark the launch of the July 2015 edition of Early Childhood Matters, A good start: advances in early childhood development, the Bernard van Leer Foundation has produced a one-page… Read more

New Dutch campaign on healthy brains

Published September 16, 2015

Launched today in the Netherlands: a campaign on the importance of a healthy brain, with input from the Bernard van Leer Foundation. Visit the website or download the PDF of… Read more

New issue of Early Childhood Matters surveys the early childhood field

Published July 28, 2015
Publication ECM124 A Good Start

Published today, the latest edition of Early Childhood Matters is a special issue to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bernard van Leer Foundation's first grant in early childhood. A… Read more

New mapping tool helps early childhood funders coordinate in East Africa

Published July 23, 2015
New mapping tool helps early childhood funders coordinate in East Africa

The Bernard van Leer Foundation has supported Foundation Center – a leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide – to create a map of early childhood development funding in East… Read more

In memoriam: Selim Iltus

Published July 16, 2015

On Sunday July 12th our friend and colleague Selim Iltus passed away at the age of just 60. We are all deeply saddened by this profound and sudden loss. Selim… Read more

Institute of Medicine releases report on scaling up investments for young children

Published June 26, 2015
Scaling Program Investments for Young Children Globally: Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean—Workshop Summary - See more at: http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Reports/2015/Scaling-Program-Investments-For-Young-Children-Globally.aspx#sthash.IGiwxoPU.dpuf

In São Paulo in November 2014, the Institute of Medicine, National Research Council and Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal held a workshop on Scaling Program Investments for Young Children Globally:… Read more

Video marks new campaign by Children of Prisoners Europe

Published June 18, 2015
Video marks new campaign by Children of Prisoners Europe

Bernard van Leer Foundation partner Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) has just launched 800,000 Voices, a 2-minute animated film that illustrates the different experiences and reactions of children whose parents… Read more

State of the World's Fathers report launched

Published June 16, 2015
State of the World's Fathers report launched

Bernard van Leer Foundation partner MenCare is today launching the first State of the World's Fathers report, providing a data-driven snapshot of the state of men’s contributions to parenting and… Read more