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

Former BvLF chief appointed to Hilton Foundation

Published May 22, 2015
Former BvLF chief appointed to Hilton Foundation

Peter Laugharn, executive director of the Bernard van Leer Foundation from 2002 to 2008, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Our congratulations… Read more

New website of the Global Child Development is launched!

Published May 18, 2015
New website of the Global Child Development is launched!

The Global Child Development (GCDG) – a group of multidisciplinary early childhood development professionals involved in the scientific review, evaluation and dissemination of information on child development – has launched… Read more

BvLF in the media: Business Leaders (Should) Take Note - Children Make the World Go Round

Published May 13, 2015
BvLF in the media: Business Leaders (Should) Take Note - Children Make the World Go Round

'Hundreds of millions of children under the age of five worldwide are not reaching their full potential in cognitive development due to factors such as poverty, poor health, malnutrition and… Read more

BvLF in the media: The best gift for mothers is affordable, accessible and high quality daycare

Published May 12, 2015
BvLF in the media: The best gift for mothers is affordable, accessible and high quality daycare

On Mothersday an article was published on the website of the Turkish newspaper Hürriyet, stating that the best Mothersday gift is not a new kitchen device, but actually low-cost, accessible… Read more

Toca la Puerta - videos to encourage people to interrupt violence in neighboring households

Published April 29, 2015
Toca la Puerta - videos to encourage people to interrupt violence in neighboring households

This is one of the videos of the series ‘Toca la Puerta’ (Knock on the Door) created by children of Iquitos, Peru, and their parents, with support from our partner… Read more

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