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

'Saving Brains' Research Links Breastfeeding and Early Play to Later Success

Published July 4, 2016

Canadian Government-funded “Saving Brains” research finds: Babies exclusively breastfed to six months old half as likely to have later conduct disorders; Enriched play/stimulation to age 2 creates brighter 4-year-olds. Read more

Blog: Time to Think Scale

Published June 30, 2016

Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog about the Harvard Kennedy School executive education course on ‘Leading & Scaling Early Childhood Initiatives’, written by Elvira Thissen,… Read more

Early Childhood Matters: new look, new edition now available

Published June 23, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Bernard van Leer Foundation’s journal, Early Childhood Matters, was launched today by guest editor Joan Lombardi at the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally… Read more

‘The Beginning of Life’ now available worldwide

Published June 6, 2016
Documentary 'The Beginning of Life' - Bernard van Leer Foundation

After the official premiere in Brazil on May 5th, the documentary The Beginning of Life is now available worldwide on various global video-on-demand platforms including Netflix and iTunes. Read more

Blog: The Baby Project

Published June 2, 2016
The Baby Project - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, written by Anne van Heijst, Project Officer 'Baby Campaign'. Read more

Urban95 Challenge: Submit your proposal now!

Published June 2, 2016
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Do you have an idea to improve the lives of young children in cities? How would you organise neighbourhoods, public space, green areas, housing, services and transportation? What else would… Read more

Blog: The Early Childhood Workforce Gains Global Attention

Published May 24, 2016
The Early Childhood Workforce Gains Global Attention - Blog - Bernard van Leer Foundation

Read the newest post on the Bernard van Leer Foundation blog, written by our Senior Advisor Joan Lombardi (written for NAEYC), about the fact that the early childhood workforce has… Read more

Humara Bachpan wins the 2016 Hero Award for Best Youth Act

Published May 20, 2016

Foundation partner Humara Bachpan has won the 2016 Hero Award for Best Youth Act. The Hero Awards are an initiative of the "One Billion Acts of Peace" campaign, supported by… Read more

Official launch documentary ‘The Beginning of Life’

Published May 11, 2016
Documentary 'The Beginning of Life' - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Beginning of Life documents the lives of young children and their families across the world to help shine a light on the significance of the early years, and how… Read more

Humara Bachpan considered for the Hero Award

Published April 15, 2016

Humara Bachpan is a semi-finalist in the UN-supported One Billion Acts of Peace 2016 Hero Award. Online voting is open until May 12th, and you can see videos about Humara… Read more