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

Attend the Early Childhood Observatory launch in São Paulo

Published November 29, 2017

Next week BvLF partner Rede Nossa São Paulo will launch the Observatório da Primeira Infância (OPI, Early Childhood Observatory) and Mapa da Desigualdade da Primeira Infância (Early Childhood Inequality Map),… Read more

Conference in Istanbul on women, work and childcare

Published November 29, 2017

BvLF’s Country Representative for Turkey, Yiğit Aksakoğlu, spoke on Monday at a conference in Istanbul organised by the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation and Germany’s Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung entitled “Women, Work… Read more

Conference on educational inequality in Israel

Published November 16, 2017
Conference on educational inequality in Israel - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Daniella Ben-Attar, the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Israel Representative, will participate in a conference organised by the Taub Center next Monday entitled Educational Inequality in Israel: From Cradle to University. Read more

Le Directrice de Programme de BvLF intervient au SUN Global Gathering

Published November 15, 2017

La Directrice de Programme de la Fondation Bernard van Leer, Cecilia Vaca Jones (à droite du Directeur Exécutif de l'UNICEF, Anthony Lake) est intervenue la semaine dernières lors du Scaling… Read more

Urban95 walking tour comes to London

Published November 3, 2017

The Urban95 initiative continues to get the message out around the world about making cities healthy and vibrant places where babies, toddlers and their families can thrive. Earlier this week,… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a new Programme Support Officer for Israel (closed)

Published October 26, 2017

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a new Programme Support Officer for Israel, to provide administrative support to the Israel Country Representative, perform research and writing tasks on her… Read more

Children’s book launched to mark Istanbul Biennial

Published October 25, 2017
Children’s book launched to mark Istanbul Biennial - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Last week the Foundation launched a children’s book to mark the Istanbul Biennial, a contemporary art exhibition held every two years in Istanbul. We published The Song of the Neighbourhood… Read more

New publication on how to engage young citizens and families in city building

Published October 20, 2017

8 80 Cities set out to compile pioneering examples of inclusive civic engagement processes with families and caregivers with young children; proven strategies to include the perspectives of young children,… Read more

São Paulo Basics brings parenting messages to Brazil’s biggest city

Published October 16, 2017
Sao Paulo Basics

Messages to encourage parents to talk, sing and play with their young children appeared last week on digital advertising hoardings across São Paulo. The messages are adapted from those developed… Read more

Can preschool teachers become parenting coaches?

Published October 13, 2017
Can preschool teachers become parenting coaches? - Israel - Bernard van Leer Foundation

BvLF has launched an experimental project in partnership with the Israel Ministry of Education to explore this idea. Foundation partner the NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education will initially… Read more