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.
The Bernard van Leer Foundation worked in Nicaragua during a period (1981 to 2008) of major political upheavals, which necessitated change in how we approached our aim of building local… Read more
Data dashboards can help cities to set priorities, monitor progress, encourage collaboration, inform decisions, increase accountability, and strengthen the voices of children. Based on interviews with experts and practitioners, this… Read more
For the most part, the voices of young children, their parents and caregivers, and pregnant women have been underrepresented in traditional city building processes and overall civic engagement strategies. Using… Read more
Home visiting interventions can impact children’s development with long-term health, education, and social benefits. Home visitors – be they professionals, paraprofessionals, or volunteers – must be highly prepared and well… Read more
This publication showcases examples of ways to make cities friendlier for children and youth, with initiatives drawn from various sources: research studies, award lists, newspaper articles and recommendations from a… Read more
This new report from the Bernard van Leer Foundation and Ascend at The Aspen Institute develops a “two generation” approach to reducing poverty and improving child development by improving services… Read more