Publications & Reports

Browse editions of our journal, Early Childhood Matters, and our Early Childhood in Focus series, along with other selected publications and reports. All are free to download or read online.

Evidence-based response to early childhood development (ECD) during the Covid-19 crisis

This report looks at the impact on young children, their caregivers and frontline workers of the Covid-19 lockdown in India in 2020, which shut down a range of early years… Read more

Annual Report 2021

The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Annual Report 2021 is now available in an interactive online format. With stories from our core countries and beyond, the Annual Report shows how we… Read more

A guide: Building a society for babies, toddlers and caregivers

Whether making policies for a nation or a village, this guide explains both why and how policymakers and practitioners can put young children first by integrating services. Read more

Access and babies, toddlers, and their caregivers

This brief was a collaboration between ITDP and  the Bernard van Leer Foundation, bringing a focus on the mobility needs of babies and toddlers (0-5 years old), as well as… Read more

Scaling partnerships: Case studies

Management case studies BvLF

We have commissioned a series of case studies on our partnerships exploring ways to take services for babies, toddlers and caregivers to scale. Ten case studies, by Princeton and RAND,… Read more

Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge - Stories from the field

This publication describes interventions undertaken by 25 cities in India between March and October 2021 to improve young children's and caregivers' quality of life. These cities were the first cohort… Read more

Children of the World

Children of the World is a series of books published by Chilean partner JUNJI (the National Board of Kindergartens) in partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation. The six books… Read more

Early Childhood Matters 2021

Climate change is especially dangerous for young children. Yet discussions about climate seldom refer to the fate of young children. They should. This edition of Early Childhood Matters is dedicated… Read more

Air quality in early childhood

This report, developed by our partner WRI Brasil for the Urban95 programme, details the harmful effects of air pollution on children's health and presents actions to minimize them. Read more

Parenting: How home visiting practices in Brazil adapted to the pandemic report, infographic and videos

These resources capture insights and stories from the Parenting Award which recognized 100 inspiring home visitors across Brazil. Read more