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

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

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