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

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

Video campaign on young children and air pollution in India

Published September 30, 2021

The Bernard van Leer Foundation and Clean Air Fund have launched a new video campaign to raise awareness about the impacts of air pollution on babies and toddlers in Indian… Read more

Brazil celebrates first ever Early Years Month

Published September 30, 2021

In August 2021, Brazil celebrated “Early Years Month” for the very first time. This same month also marked a year since the official launch of the Urban95 network in Brazil. Read more

Countdown 2030: new data dashboard will raise awareness of child and caregiver mental health

Published September 28, 2021

Countdown 2030, which launched earlier this week, is a new online dashboard that collates data on mental health by country. The Bernard van Leer Foundation is supporting the initiative as… Read more

The Urban95 Academy leadership programme with LSE trains over 100 cities to improve the lives of young children

Published September 20, 2021

The Urban95 Academy is a leadership programme designed for municipal leaders across the world to learn and develop strategies to make cities better for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. Read more

Israel’s Magic Moments campaign works with HR departments to reach employees

Published August 31, 2021

The Magic Moments campaign in Israel is taking new directions with a new range of partners. Run by Hop!, a media channel for preschoolers, the campaign originally launched on TV… Read more

Share your favourite public places for babies and toddlers

Published August 12, 2021

The Celebrate Public Life campaign is an open call for urban residents around the world to tell stories about the public spaces they love and depend on. Read more

Lima transforms 12 public spaces with more to come

Published August 9, 2021

Lima is undergoing a transformation of public space. So far the municipal government has completed work in 12 previously neglected spaces in neighbourhoods across the city, with the Foundation’s support,… Read more

Brazilian platform shares inspirations for early years action in Latin America

Published July 23, 2021
Arbo ECD platform

After a call for proposals earlier this year, the Brazilian Institute of Architects (IAB) has selected more than 60 inspiring ideas focused on babies, children and their caregivers from all… Read more

Pé de Infância behaviour change campaign launches in Brazil

Published July 19, 2021

In partnership with behaviour change specialists Allma Hub Criativo, Pé de Infância provides the Urban95 Network of partner cities in Brazil with a toolkit of communication materials and strategies to… Read more