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

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

Michael Feigelson interviewed in Alliance Magazine

Published June 3, 2015
Michael Feigelson interviewed in Alliance Magazine

"We will try to develop more partnerships with institutions that are capable of reaching hundreds of thousands or millions of children and where the nature of the relationship is more… Read more

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