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

‘Where is Dad?’ – Interview with Renske Keizer, first Professor on Fatherhood

Published April 11, 2016

Renske Keizer (32, mother of three) will this week officially become the first Professor on Fatherhood in the world. Coming Friday she will formally inaugurate her Chair on Fatherhood at… Read more

Launch of MenCare Parental Leave Platform

Published March 24, 2016
MenCare Parental Leave Platform

The MenCare campaign has launched the MenCare Parental Leave Platform, a ten-point plan calling on governments and employers to improve their policies on leave for new parents. The platform was… Read more

Joan Lombardi wins Blanche F. Ittleson Award

Published March 22, 2016

The Bernard van Leer Foundation's Senior Advisor, Joan Lombardi, has won the 2016 Blanche F. Ittleson Award from the American Orthopsychiatric Association. The award recognises outstanding achievement in delivering children’s… Read more

Now available: Report on the state of young children in Israel

Published March 21, 2016
The State of Young Children in Israel 2015

Now available to download in pdf, The State of Young Children in Israel 2015 is a new report commissioned by the Bernard van Leer Foundation and prepared by the Israel… Read more

Impact bonds in early childhood development

Published March 15, 2016
Impact bonds in early childhood development

The Brookings Institute has launched two new reports on social impact bonds: one analysing how they can be used to scale up early childhood programmes, and another examining their current… Read more

First Early Childhood Education Action Congress - Registration now open

Published March 14, 2016
First Early Childhood Education Action Congress - Registration now open

On 6 and 7 June 2016, the first Early Childhood Education Action Congress will be held in Paris, hosted by OECD. This event will bring together 450 leaders from many… Read more

Partnership with government of Odisha to improve opportunities for young children

Published March 10, 2016

The Foundation has formally partnered with the government of Odisha, one of India's 29 states, on two initiatives to improve opportunities for young children. The first Memorandum of Understanding commits… Read more

New course on urban planning for early childhood at university in Israel

Published March 8, 2016
New course on urban planning for early childhood on University in Israel

MA students at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are now able to take a course in urban planning for early childhood, an initiative of the Bernard van Leer Foundation… Read more

Report: National conference on mother tongue based multilingual early childhood education in India

Published February 29, 2016
National conference on mother tongue based multilingual early childhood education in tribal area, India

Last month 150 participants gathered in Gopalpur, Odisha, to discuss strategies for scaling up mother tongue based early childhood education to improve Indian tribal children's chances of succeeding in school. Read more

Launch of new project supporting parents in Turkey

Published February 22, 2016
Launch new project supporting parents in Turkey

Ahmet Misbah Demircan, the Mayor of Beyoğlu - a municipality in greater Istanbul - painted wooden toys with his daughter, Erbe, last month at a father-child playgroup event to launch… Read more