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

'Promising Start' action programme invests in the first 1000 days in The Netherlands

Published September 12, 2018
actieprogramma Kansrijke Start - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Every child deserves the best possible start of his or her life and an optimal chance of a good future. The first 1000 days are crucial for a good start. Read more

Urban95 partnership launches in Boa Vista, Brazil

Published August 30, 2018

Teresa Surita, the mayor of Boa Vista, has publicly launched our Urban95 partnership in the city. You can read more about the event in the media outlets Globo and Roraima… Read more

ISSA publishes new study on urban spaces to support parents

Published August 29, 2018

“Comparative Global Study of Urban Spaces to Support Parents” is a new report by the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), commissioned and funded by BvLF to inform our Urban95… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Representative for Brazil (closed)

Published August 23, 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Representative for Brazil who serves as the Foundation’s primary point of contact in the country for partnership development and advocacy by consistently expanding… Read more

Journalists: apply for three-day course on children and the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Amman, Jordan

Published August 15, 2018

Are you a journalist interested in learning more about the consequences of the refugee crisis for young children’s brain development, emotional and cognitive growth, academic potential, and economic trajectory, as… Read more

CityLab kicks off series of articles on raising families in the city

Published August 9, 2018

Over the coming year BvLF is funding the Atlantic Group’s CityLab, one of the world’s leading media outlets covering urban issues, to produce an in-depth series of 10 articles under… Read more

Urban95 in Lima wins first place in CAF contest

Published August 8, 2018

BvLF’s new Urban95 investment in Lima has won first place out of 238 entrants from 14 countries in the fifth edition of the International Urban Development and Social Inclusion Contest… Read more

Journalists: apply for New Delhi programme covering women’s and children’s health issues

Published August 7, 2018
Journalists: apply for New Delhi programme covering Women’s and Children’s health issues

Funding is available for 25-30 journalists from around the world to combine participating in the programme – which runs from 11 to 14 December in New Delhi – with attending… Read more

Presentations and resources from Dart journalism course now online

Published August 1, 2018
Presentations and resources from Dart journalism course now online - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Are you interested in how the media covers issues related to early childhood? All the recordings and resources from the four-day Global Reporting Institute at Columbia Journalism School in June… Read more

New research on the lasting effects of early childhood inequality in Israel

Published July 31, 2018
Conference on educational inequality in Israel - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Taub Center for Social Policy Studies has published a literature review discussing the various ways in which economic inequality experienced in early childhood may lead to inequality in achievement… Read more