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

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

Videos show how three-year-olds experience Dakar

Published February 5, 2019
Walking with Amadou - Urban95

A new video follows a three-year-old girl as she makes her way to the market in Dakar with her mother. It is the first in a series of ten videos… Read more

Cities invited to apply for "Streets for Kids" training and funds

Published February 1, 2019
Global Designing Cities Initiative - Urban95

Applications are now open for cities to join the Streets for Kids programme, part of NACTO’s Global Designing Cities Initiative. Twelve global cities will be selected to receive either technical… Read more

Job Vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Senior Lead, Advocacy & Communications (closed)

Published January 29, 2019

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Senior Lead, Advocacy & Communications who will work closely with the Knowledge for Policy Director and the rest of the Management Team. More… Read more