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September 7, 2016

Webinar 'Advances in Early Childhood Development': September 20 2016

Early Childhood Matters is pleased to invite you to join the webinar 'Advances in early childhood development' Further to the newly-published edition of Early Childhood Matters, this webinar,...

July 29, 2015

A Good Start: Advances in Early Childhood Development

"Nearly 50 years ago, in 1966, the Bernard van Leer Foundation funded its first major project aimed at enhancing the development of young children: the Project for Early Childhood Education (PECE),...

June 19, 2015

Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 2: The Researcher Toolkit

This guide, Steps to Engaging Children in Research: The Researcher Toolkit and Methods in Context, complements the first volume of this pair: Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume...

June 19, 2015

Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide

"The Researcher Toolkit and Researcher Resource have been developed to support researchers to include young children in research; particularly children aged 5-8 years of age."

April 13, 2015

Annual Report 2014: Bernard van Leer Foundation

This annual report of the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) describes: how they work on child health, safety, and early learning (their strategic plan, decision-making cycle, and the tools used);...

February 2, 2015

Why we need to talk to babies more

Author: Michael Feigelson and Marcos Nisti, February 2 2015 - The baby diaper market  - led by Proctor & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark - is projected to reach USD 52.2 billion by 2017. As the...

December 2, 2014

Shaping of children's dreams at an International Platform

Author: Aishwarya Das Pattnaik of the Humara Bachpan Campaign, December 2 2014 - Running high on speculative delays of gaining a passport and the series of formalities attached took everyone on a...

December 1, 2014

Small Children, Big Cities

"This edition of Early Childhood Matters brings together articles from India to the Netherlands and the United States, exploring issues ranging from playground design to the effects of noise and...

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  • August 8, 2014

    Understanding Governance of Early Childhood Development and Education Systems and Services in Low-Income Countries

    From the abstract of this UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre working paper:  "This initial exploratory study examines the governance and finance of ECS [early childhood services] in three countries using an in-depth qualitative approach. The...

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    July 2, 2014

    Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence

    "This edition explores the approaches and evidence for the effectiveness of a range of programmes that have been developed to educate and support parents in becoming more responsive to their children."

  • May 21, 2014

    Exploration of the Status of Services for Immigrant Families in Early Childhood Education Programs

    "...[T]he goal of this study, which was conducted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, was to add to researchers’ and practitioners’ understanding of how early...

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    May 14, 2014

    Strong Foundations for 21st Century Skills? Start Early

    Author: Lisa Jordan, crossposted on May 14 2014 - Even with youth unemployment at high levels, business leaders complain that they cannot find graduates with the right skills for the modern workplace. A new report from McKinsey published this month...

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    May 14, 2014

    Re-imagining Learning and Play

    Author: Lisa Jordan, crossposted on May 14 2014: Over the past two days I have had the pleasure of re-imagining learning and play - with a group of 250 school teachers, digital designers, and play advocates brought together by the LEGO foundation....

  • May 14, 2014

    The Child Security Index (CSI)

    The Child Security Index (CSI), developed in Brazil by the Igarapé Institute, is an open source smart phone app that maps out children’s voices and their perceptions of everyday violence. In 2014, it is being tested in Recife, Rio de Janeiro, and...

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    May 9, 2014

    Annual Report 2013 of the Bernard van Leer Foundation

    This report document by the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) is an analysis of their working strategies toward their three goals, progress made in collaboration with partners for the period 2010-2013, and lessons learned about the indicators...

  • February 3, 2014

    USAID Evidence Summit Partners

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    December 10, 2013

    I want to tell you something - messages from abused children

    Author Lisa Jordan December 10 2013:       The Dutch are very proud that, according to UNICEF’s research, children here are the happiest in the world. But averages hide extremes. Sadly, in the Netherlands, neglect and...

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    December 9, 2013

    Humara Bachpan Campaign

    Humara Bachpan is an Indian national campaign on living conditions for young children in urban poverty. The campaign calls for inclusion of child friendly components in urban renewable policies such as Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission...

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    December 6, 2013

    Children of Seasonal Migrant Workers

    "The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s interest in the children of seasonal migrant workers is inspired by our strategic goal to improve children’s health by improving their living conditions."

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    October 29, 2013

    The Right to Play: Early Childhood in Focus 9

    "Recognising that play is a feature of early childhood should be a good starting point for answering some key questions: What is play? What is the role of play in children’s lives and learning..." This issue of Early Childhood in Focus: 'The Right...

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    Learning Begins Early

    "When you hear the phrase 'early learning', do you think of preschool? The importance of preschool is increasingly widely acknowledged all over the world. Yet by the time most kids start preschool, aged around 3, the most important building blocks...

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