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

In the media: A powerful, unexpected voice for kids in Uganda

Published August 11, 2016

Read about Private Sector Foundation's Uganda's ground-breaking work with ReadyNation to build a network of business champions for early childhood. Their collaboration - The Early Steps Programme, supported by the… Read more

Dutch child abuse monitoring system now includes domestic violence

Published July 26, 2016
Monitor Aanpak Kindermishandeling en Huiselijk Geweld

Starting today, the Monitor Aanpak Kindermishandeling ("Monitor Approach Child Abuse") also tackles domestic violence, becoming the Monitor Aanpak Kindermishandeling en Huiselijk Geweld. Over 200 municipalities in the Netherlands already use… Read more

Join the event: Prioritizing children and youth within the New Urban Agenda

Published July 26, 2016

During the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) session of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (25-27 July, Surabaya, Indonesia), the National Institute of Urban Affairs, with support from… Read more

Blog: Marking a New Era for Young Children and Families Around the World

Published July 25, 2016

Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, written by Joan Lombardi, about the early childhood development field and the launch of our journal Early Childhood Matters… Read more

Brazilian partner wins the 2016 Calouste Gulbenkian Prize

Published July 20, 2016

A partner of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, the Sustainable Amazonas Foundation, has won the 2016 Calouste Gulbenkian Prize. The prize, worth EUR 250,000, was set up to recognise defence… Read more

Blog: Interview with Gabriel Herrera Céspedes

Published July 20, 2016

In this interview on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, Gabriel Herrera Céspedes, 12-year old child advocate from INFANT, talks about his role in getting the law approved, the next… Read more

Blog: Winning the Hero Award

Published July 6, 2016
Winning the Hero Award - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, written by Rupak Kumar Gouda, child leader from the Humara Bachpan Campaign. Read more

'Saving Brains' Research Links Breastfeeding and Early Play to Later Success

Published July 4, 2016

Canadian Government-funded “Saving Brains” research finds: Babies exclusively breastfed to six months old half as likely to have later conduct disorders; Enriched play/stimulation to age 2 creates brighter 4-year-olds. Read more

Blog: Time to Think Scale

Published June 30, 2016

Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog about the Harvard Kennedy School executive education course on ‘Leading & Scaling Early Childhood Initiatives’, written by Elvira Thissen,… Read more

Early Childhood Matters: new look, new edition now available

Published June 23, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s journal, Early Childhood Matters, was launched today by guest editor Joan Lombardi at the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally… Read more