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

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Programme Coordinator India

Published April 8, 2019

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Programme Coordinator India, who facilitates the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Bernard van Leer Foundation's investments in the country and its… Read more

Urban95 honoured in Fast Company 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards

Published April 8, 2019
Urban95 honoured in Fast Company 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s global Urban95 initiative has been named as a finalist in Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards. Tel Aviv-Yafo’s Urban95 initiative also received an honourable… Read more

Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Annual Report 2018 available to download

Published April 4, 2019
Annual Report 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Annual Report 2018 is now available to download. Read about our progress on Urban95, Parents+ and Building Blocks, with a look at the progress of… Read more

Six new case studies on how countries support early childhood workers

Published March 22, 2019

We funded the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative to develop six country briefs which highlight efforts to support the workforce across different geographies and services. Read more about the series here… Read more

Municipal leaders in Istanbul participate in Urban95 events

Published March 22, 2019

As part of our Urban95 work in Istanbul, a team from the architecture practice Superpool organised two pop-up play events and a “stroller audit” in Sarıyer and Beyoglu districts. Deputy… Read more

New papers assess evidence and practice in nurturing care

Published March 19, 2019
Informing design and implementation for early child development programmes

The journal Archives of Disease in Childhood has published a series of five papers and an editorial called Informing design and implementation for early child development programmes, funded through the… Read more

Leaders from Latin America: apply for Early Childhood Leadership Programme at Harvard Kennedy School

Published March 14, 2019
Leaders from Latin America: apply for Early Childhood Leadership Course at Harvard Kennedy School

Leaders from Latin America are invited to apply for the eighth iteration of the Early Childhood Leadership Course at Harvard Kennedy School. The programme is designed for public policy makers,… Read more

Make the most of data? Introducing the BvLF data readiness tool

Published February 25, 2019
Get ready for data! - A tool to guide data use to serve babies, toddlers and the people who care for them

For organisations working in urban and early childhood development, data is a vital tool to inform planning, monitor progress, increase accountability, and strengthen the voice of children in decisions that… Read more

BvLF partners with Arup on Urban95 guide and VR experience

Published February 19, 2019
BvLF partners with Arup on Urban95 guide and VR experience

On Monday 11 February, Arup and the Bernard van Leer Foundation formally launched a partnership on two new initiatives related to our Urban95 work: a guide to better enable designers,… Read more

New campaign helps Israeli parents and children create “Magic Moments”

Published February 12, 2019
New campaign helps Israeli parents and children create “Magic Moments” - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Together with Hop! Media Group in Israel, the Bernard van Leer Foundation is proud to launch "Magic Moments", a national campaign offering parents simple tools to transform routine time spent… Read more