News

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

New issue of Early Childhood Matters surveys the early childhood field

Published July 28, 2015
Publication ECM124 A Good Start

Published today, the latest edition of Early Childhood Matters is a special issue to mark the 50th anniversary of the Bernard van Leer Foundation's first grant in early childhood. A… Read more

New mapping tool helps early childhood funders coordinate in East Africa

Published July 23, 2015
New mapping tool helps early childhood funders coordinate in East Africa

The Bernard van Leer Foundation has supported Foundation Center – a leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide – to create a map of early childhood development funding in East… Read more

In memoriam: Selim Iltus

Published July 16, 2015

On Sunday July 12th our friend and colleague Selim Iltus passed away at the age of just 60. We are all deeply saddened by this profound and sudden loss. Selim… Read more

Institute of Medicine releases report on scaling up investments for young children

Published June 26, 2015
Scaling Program Investments for Young Children Globally: Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean—Workshop Summary - See more at: http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Reports/2015/Scaling-Program-Investments-For-Young-Children-Globally.aspx#sthash.IGiwxoPU.dpuf

In São Paulo in November 2014, the Institute of Medicine, National Research Council and Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal held a workshop on Scaling Program Investments for Young Children Globally:… Read more

Video marks new campaign by Children of Prisoners Europe

Published June 18, 2015
Video marks new campaign by Children of Prisoners Europe

Bernard van Leer Foundation partner Children of Prisoners Europe (COPE) has just launched 800,000 Voices, a 2-minute animated film that illustrates the different experiences and reactions of children whose parents… Read more

State of the World's Fathers report launched

Published June 16, 2015
State of the World's Fathers report launched

Bernard van Leer Foundation partner MenCare is today launching the first State of the World's Fathers report, providing a data-driven snapshot of the state of men’s contributions to parenting and… Read more

Michael Feigelson interviewed in Alliance Magazine

Published June 3, 2015
Michael Feigelson interviewed in Alliance Magazine

"We will try to develop more partnerships with institutions that are capable of reaching hundreds of thousands or millions of children and where the nature of the relationship is more… Read more

Former BvLF chief appointed to Hilton Foundation

Published May 22, 2015
Former BvLF chief appointed to Hilton Foundation

Peter Laugharn, executive director of the Bernard van Leer Foundation from 2002 to 2008, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Our congratulations… Read more

New website of the Global Child Development is launched!

Published May 18, 2015
New website of the Global Child Development is launched!

The Global Child Development (GCDG) – a group of multidisciplinary early childhood development professionals involved in the scientific review, evaluation and dissemination of information on child development – has launched… Read more

BvLF in the media: Business Leaders (Should) Take Note - Children Make the World Go Round

Published May 13, 2015
BvLF in the media: Business Leaders (Should) Take Note - Children Make the World Go Round

'Hundreds of millions of children under the age of five worldwide are not reaching their full potential in cognitive development due to factors such as poverty, poor health, malnutrition and… Read more