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

Working paper and videos explore the impacts of Covid-19 on children in Brazil

Published July 27, 2020

The impacts of Covid-19 on child development are explored in five videos and a Working Paper (in Portuguese) produced by Núcleo Ciência Pela Infância (NCPI), a partner of the Bernard… Read more

Hiring: Two open positions in our Brazil team (closed)

Published July 23, 2020

We're have two open positions (Programme Coordinator and Programme Administrator) to join our Brazil team supporting our in-country work on giving all children a good start in life. Read more

Urban95 network launches in Brazil with 11 new cities

Published July 7, 2020

In partnership with the Instituto Cidades Sustentáveis (Sustainable Cities Institute), the Bernard van Leer Foundation today launched a new Urban95 network in Brazil. Alongside our three pioneering partner cities –… Read more

“Magic Moments” campaign launched in Israel for Arabic speaking parents

Published June 15, 2020

"Magic Moments", a national campaign for Arabic-speaking parents, offering practical guidance on how to turn everyday activities with babies and toddlers into special times of bonding that enhance the child’s… Read more

New Report on the Potential Role of Music Making in the Well-Being of Young Families

Published June 9, 2020

Music supports family well-being especially when made or enjoyed together. This report highlights the value, impact and scaling potential of music and sustainable music interventions/programmes throughout the world… Read more

Coalitions that care: New case studies on breakthrough early childhood policy achievements

Published May 27, 2020

The Bernard van Leer Foundation and RAND Europe have released two new case studies on effective collective action campaigns that contributed to better care for babies, toddlers and caregivers at national scale.interventions successfully. Read more

2019 Annual Report now available

Published May 19, 2020

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available. For the first time, it also contains an overview in Arabic, Dutch, French, Hebrew, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish. Read more

Hiring: We're seeking a Programme Coordinator for the Netherlands (maternity cover) (CLOSED)

Published May 18, 2020

We're looking for an energetic, detail focused individual with great planning and communications skills to be our Programme Coordinator for The Netherlands from 17th August 2020–19 March 2021 (30 weeks). Read more

New guide for designing for Early Childhood in vulnerable urban contexts

Published May 18, 2020

Proximity of Care: A new Approach to Designing for Early Childhood in Vulnerable Urban Contexts,  lays out the needs of 0–3 year olds, 3–5 year olds, caregivers and pregnant women… Read more

Covid-19 crisis: how leaders can support babies, toddlers and the people who care for them

Published May 11, 2020

The Covid-19 crisis is hitting the most vulnerable people hardest — including babies, toddlers and those who care for them. We’ve compiled three briefs with ideas on how to support… Read more