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

Early Childhood Matters 2019: new edition and new website now available

Published June 18, 2019

Published today, the latest issue of Early Childhood Matters surveys the field of early childhood. Alongside this, we are pleased to announce we have launched a new online home for… Read more

Journalists: apply now for a course in reporting the refugee crisis through children’s eyes (Closed)

Published May 10, 2019
Dart NYC 2019

The Dart Center is now accepting applications for a journalism training workshop focused on children and the international refugee crisis. To be held September 19-22, 2019, at the Columbia University… Read more

Data privacy is important to us – GDPR mailing sent

Published May 2, 2019

As you can read in our privacy statement, data privacy is a top priority for the Bernard van Leer Foundation. In accordance with new European data regulations, we have therefore… Read more

New partnership to build capacity of early years nurses in Israel

Published April 25, 2019

Earlier this month over 150 people attended a conference to launch a major new partnership in Israel that will strengthen the capacity of nurses working in Tipat Halav (maternal and… Read more

Five publications help India’s Smart Cities to serve infants, toddlers and caregivers

Published April 23, 2019

We are pleased to make available a series of five publications that will help Smart Cities in India to create infant, toddler and caregiver (ITC)-friendly neighbourhoods. The publications result from… Read more

Resources for journalists: children and the Syrian refugee crisis

Published April 15, 2019
Resources for journalists: children and the Syrian refugee crisis

How should reporters cover the impact of war, violence, and displacement on babies and toddlers? Resources are now online from a Foundation-funded workshop held in Jordan earlier this year by… Read more

Job vacancy: BvLF is recruiting a Programme Coordinator India (CLOSED)

Published April 8, 2019

The Bernard van Leer Foundation is recruiting a Programme Coordinator India, who facilitates the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Bernard van Leer Foundation's investments in the country and its… Read more

Urban95 honoured in Fast Company 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards

Published April 8, 2019
Urban95 honoured in Fast Company 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards - Bernard van Leer Foundation

The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s global Urban95 initiative has been named as a finalist in Fast Company’s 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards. Tel Aviv-Yafo’s Urban95 initiative also received an honourable… Read more

Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Annual Report 2018 available to download

Published April 4, 2019
Annual Report 2018

The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Annual Report 2018 is now available to download. Read about our progress on Urban95, Parents+ and Building Blocks, with a look at the progress of… Read more

Six new case studies on how countries support early childhood workers

Published March 22, 2019

We funded the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative to develop six country briefs which highlight efforts to support the workforce across different geographies and services. Read more about the series here… Read more