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

BvLF puts children on agenda of Amsterdam "placemaking week"

Published October 12, 2017
Amsterdam Placemaking Week 2017 - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Foundation is sponsoring Placemaking Week, a five-day event organised by the Project for Public Spaces which is currently happening in Amsterdam, to put young children on the agenda. Next… Read more

Bernard van Leer Foundation brings the perspective of young children and their caregivers to CityLab Paris

Published October 6, 2017
CityLab Paris 2017 - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Bernard van Leer Foundation will join a community of leading thinkers in Paris for CityLab: Urban Solutions to Global Challenges later this month. In partnership with the Aspen Institute,… Read more

BvLF Executive Director moderates UN General Assembly event

Published September 20, 2017

The agenda for this week's UN General Assembly includes a side-meeting on Friday 22 September: Children’s right to participation and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Co-hosted by the Governments… Read more

Results of study on fatherhood launched in Turkey

Published August 17, 2017

More than nine in ten fathers in Turkey think that child care is primarily the mother’s responsibility, according to new research funded by the Bernard van Leer Foundation and carried… Read more

Urban95 Challenge: Winning ideas to improve cities for young children – and for everyone else

Published August 2, 2017

If you could see the city from an elevation of 95 centimetres – the average height of a healthy 3-year-old child – what would you do differently? Finding answers to… Read more

Israel's Knesset approves bill to create national early childhood council

Published August 1, 2017

Israel's Knesset last week approved a bill to create a new national council for early childhood. Housed in the Ministry of Education, the 20-strong council will also have members from… Read more

How to support the home visiting workforce at scale? A case study from Peru

Published July 11, 2017

Home visitors can have long-term impacts on a young child’s development – but it is challenging to deliver quality services at scale. To learn lessons, the Bernard van Leer Foundation… Read more

Job vacancy: Coalition coordinator (London-based)

Published July 3, 2017

A coalition of foundations is coming together to support young children and families affected by the crisis in Syria, and beyond. The coalition is looking for a coordinator who has… Read more

FT's Simon Kuper writes on child-friendly cities

Published May 16, 2017

Financial Times columnist Simon Kuper has written about ideas to make cities more child-friendly, after sitting in on a BvLF-convened brainstorming session in Amsterdam. Read his column here. Read more

Join the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative Webinar

Published May 1, 2017

ISSA and R4D, in partnership with ICDI, are glad to announce a new webinar in the framework of the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative: Early childhood practitioners as advocates and activists. Read more