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

Blog: Helping parents in the Netherlands to keep all their plates spinning

Published November 17, 2016

Parents in countries like the Netherlands often feel like Chinese acrobats performing the tradition of plate-spinning. Read a new blog about an SER report on how parents can be helped… Read more

Foundation's Turkey Representative wins Zero to Three Fellowship

Published November 9, 2016

Yigit Aksakoglu, the Bernard van Leer Foundation's Turkey Representative, has won a place in the Zero to Three Fellowship Program - a prestigious, three-year course to nurture and support professionals… Read more

Text of the inaugural Rien van Gendt Lecture

Published November 8, 2016

Read the text of Foundations and Society: Sliding Panels, the inaugural Rien van Gendt Lecture - an event created by Fonds 1818 on the occasion of Rien's retirement from their… Read more

Why walking is so good for parents, toddlers and the cities where they live

Published November 8, 2016

In 1950, 30 percent of the world’s people lived in cities. Today, that figure is 50 percent. By 2050, nearly 7 in 10 will live in cities. Read the rest… Read more

Child-friendly Bhubaneswar a World Smart City Awards finalist

Published November 7, 2016

According to The Times of India, Bhubaneswar has been selected as a finalist in the World Smart City Awards, becoming the first Indian city to compete on this global stage. Read more

Blog: "Smiley Brick": an initiative to brand child-friendly brick kilns

Published November 7, 2016

Read a new blog by Aide et Action on the "smiley brick" initiative in India. Bricks are being stamped with smileys to show that they originate from a kiln which… Read more

New report from the Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years

Published November 4, 2016

A new report, Early Childhood Education and Services for all, shares policy recommendations emerging from the Transatlantic Forum on Inclusive Early Years (TFIEY), an international project convened by the King… Read more

Selim Iltus Memorial Fund to continue work on children's living conditions

Published November 4, 2016

The Graduate Center of the City University New York (CUNY) has established the Selim Iltus Memorial Fund for Doctoral Research to continue work begun by our colleague Selim Iltus, who… Read more

New study maps risk factors for child stunting

Published November 2, 2016

What risk factors are associated with child stunting in developing countries? Read about a new Canadian-funded study conducted by researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, part… Read more

Blog: What happened when Neha, 14, attended the Habitat III conference

Published November 2, 2016

Find out what Neha, a 14 year old girl from a New Delhi slum, made of flying to Quito for the UN Habitat III conference. Read more