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

Winning architects selected in Israeli competition to design well baby clinics

Published November 11, 2021

The winners have been chosen from the “Between the Drops” competition for young architects to design well baby clinics in Israel, which was launched at the beginning of the year. Read more

Hiring: apply to be our Lead – Early Years (closed)

Published November 8, 2021

We are seeking a passion-driven and motivated Lead - Early Years for 7 months (with the possibility of longer or full employment) to join our Knowledge for Policy team, who… Read more

Free To Play Outside campaign makes air pollution in cities visible with big grey bubble

Published November 4, 2021

Watch out for a big grey bubble at COP26 in Glasgow in the coming days. The grey inflatable, which represents air pollution, has been touring cities in Brazil to raise… Read more

Giving our youngest generation a voice in COP26 climate conversations

Published November 1, 2021

Young children need healthy environments to thrive. If you would like to learn and engage in dialogues – at COP26 and beyond – that give babies and toddlers a voice,… Read more

New platform shares more than 600 ideas for action for companies to support young children in Brazil

Published October 22, 2021

The Early Childhood Guide for Companies calls for corporations of all sizes across sectors in Brazil to make changes throughout the business ecosystem to support healthy child development and caregiver… Read more

Parenting Award in Brazil promotes good home visiting practices during the pandemic

Published October 20, 2021

100 Brazilian home visitors have been awarded for good practices in supporting families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Taking a collective breath: highlights from the Urban95 Convening on clean air

Published October 18, 2021

“We can survive two weeks without food, we can survive two days without water, but we can't survive more than two minutes without breathing. It is fundamental!” Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, an… Read more

Phase II of Urban95 officially launches in Udaipur

Published October 8, 2021

Last month saw the official launch event for Phase II of Urban95 in Udaipur. While the first phase was about piloting and testing, the second phase will move onto scaling. Read more

Brazil’s top TV channel shows films on early childhood

Published October 7, 2021

A series of short films on early childhood – Quanto mais Cedo, Maior (“the sooner, the bigger”) – has been broadcast at primetime on the largest commercial TV network in… Read more

New campaign in the Netherlands celebrates parents

Published October 6, 2021

An awareness-raising campaign about the importance of a child’s first 1,000 days, Ode to all parents, launched this week in the Netherlands. This period – approximately from a child’s conception… Read more