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Webinar 'Advances in Early Childhood Development': September 20 2016
September 7, 2016

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

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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, moderated by Joan Lombardi and guest editor of this ...

A Good Start: Advances in Early Childhood Development
July 29, 2015

A Good Start: Advances in Early Childhood Development

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"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), which was initiated in Jamaica. (Bernard van ...

Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 2: The Researcher Toolkit
June 19, 2015

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

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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 1: The Guide [See related summaries below]. The ...

Steps to Engaging Young Children in Research Volume 1: The Guide
June 19, 2015

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

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"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."

Annual Report 2014: Bernard van Leer Foundation
April 13, 2015

Annual Report 2014: Bernard van Leer Foundation

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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); the progress they have made; and their national ...

Why we need to talk to babies more
February 2, 2015

Why we need to talk to babies more

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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 market grows, so does the investment in ...

Shaping of children's dreams at an International Platform
December 2, 2014

Shaping of children's dreams at an International Platform

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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 whirlpool ride. Many blockages in the form of ...

Small Children, Big Cities
December 1, 2014

Small Children, Big Cities

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"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 crowding, 'public parenting' as the middle classes ...

Understanding Governance of Early Childhood Development and Education Systems and Services in Low-Income Countries
August 8, 2014

Understanding Governance of Early Childhood Development and Education ...

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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 ...

Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence
July 2, 2014

Responsive Parenting: A Strategy to Prevent Violence

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"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."

Exploration of the Status of Services for Immigrant Families in Early Childhood Education Programs
May 21, 2014

Exploration of the Status of Services for Immigrant Families in Early ...

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"...[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 ...

Strong Foundations for 21st Century Skills? Start Early
May 14, 2014

Strong Foundations for 21st Century Skills? Start Early

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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 ...

Re-imagining Learning and Play
May 14, 2014

Re-imagining Learning and Play

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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 ...

The Child Security Index (CSI)
May 14, 2014

The Child Security Index (CSI)

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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 ...

Annual Report 2013 of the Bernard van Leer Foundation
May 9, 2014

Annual Report 2013 of the Bernard van Leer Foundation

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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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USAID Evidence Summit Partners:

I want to tell you something - messages from abused children
December 10, 2013

I want to tell you something - messages from abused children

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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 ...

Humara Bachpan Campaign
December 9, 2013

Humara Bachpan Campaign

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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 ...

Children of Seasonal Migrant Workers
December 6, 2013

Children of Seasonal Migrant Workers

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"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."

The Right to Play: Early Childhood in Focus 9
October 29, 2013

The Right to Play: Early Childhood in Focus 9

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"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 ...

 Learning Begins Early
September 26, 2013

Learning Begins Early

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"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 ...

The Bernard van Leer Foundation Annual Report 2012
April 8, 2013

The Bernard van Leer Foundation Annual Report 2012

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"Over the years, the Foundation has realised the importance of more holistic thinking, rooting interventions in local circumstances and becoming active in such areas as health and social protection as well as early learning." - Lisa Jordan

Social Innovation Counts
March 22, 2013

Social Innovation Counts

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By Manuel Manrique Castro, February 22 2013      Where will be the children of Edison Flores, the young man who died ten years ago lying on a steep street of Comuna 8, one of the leaders of the bloc of the AUC Metro [El ...

February 28, 2013

Son de Tambora - 303 - Desarrollo Infantil Temprano - el enfoque de la ...

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De: La Iniciativa de Comunicación Comunicación y medios para el desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe  Oprima aquí para suscribirse al Son de Tambora  

Marcio's Story (Video)
February 9, 2013

Marcio's Story (Video)

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"In a society where manhood and caring are usually not discussed in the same breath, we need to encourage and support fathers to play an active and supportive role in the lives of their children."

The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant
February 6, 2013

The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant

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The Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant aims to provide support for students interested in a career in global early child development. The Grant includes US$5,000 to support dissertation research and a 2-year student membership to Society for ...

Early Childhood Information Barometer (Infobarómetro de la Primera Infancia)
February 6, 2013

Early Childhood Information Barometer (Infobarómetro de la Primera Infancia)

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This is a social communication tool directed at citizens and local government authorities that provides a very simple way to disseminate information about how children under the age of 5 in Peru are doing. The tool also allows monitoring of the ...

Channel Salgalú TV
February 6, 2013

Channel Salgalú TV

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This is a Peruvian internet TV channel dedicated to disseminating projects on childhood and social development. The Bernard van Leer Foundation helped to start the channel. Its central purpose is to publish sectorial dialogues from different ...

One, Two, Three for Me and My Friends - Un, dos, tres por mí y mis amigos
February 5, 2013

One, Two, Three for Me and My Friends - Un, dos, tres por mí y mis amigos

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This document is intended as a vehicle to allow the voices of the children forced to live in the violent environment of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, to be heard. The publication gathers evidence, embodied in words, voices, and images, through which it ...

Un, dos, tres por mí y mis amigos
January 31, 2013

Un, dos, tres por mí y mis amigos

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Este documento pretende ser un vehículo para dejar oír la voz de los niños de Ciudad Juárez (México), quienes se ven obligados a convivir con un contexto de violencia. La publicación reúne testimonios, plasmados en letras, voces e imágenes, a ...

Las condiciones de vida: cómo influyen en la salud de los niños pequeños
January 31, 2013

Las condiciones de vida: cómo influyen en la salud de los niños pequeños

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Hoy en día, millones de niños de todo el mundo viven en entornos que probablemente perjudican su desarrollo y ponen en riesgo su salud.  Los políticos, el público en general, las fundaciones e incluso la mayor parte del mundo académico no ...

Canal Salgalú TV
January 30, 2013

Canal Salgalú TV

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Canal peruano de TV por Internet dedicado a difundir proyectos de infancia y desarrollo social. Fue desarrollado con el apoyo de la Fundación Bernard van Leer y se centra en la difusión de diálogos sectoriales desde diversos puntos del país, ...

Inversión en la Infancia
January 30, 2013

Inversión en la Infancia

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Es una iniciativa orientada a crear conciencia tanto en instituciones públicas y privadas, como en la ciudadanía, sobre la necesidad de invertir en la primera infancia (0 a 5 años de edad) como factor clave para la erradicación de la pobreza en ...

Criança Pequena em Foco  (Primera Infancia en Foco)
January 28, 2013

Criança Pequena em Foco (Primera Infancia en Foco)

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Es un proyecto desarrollado en Río de Janeiro por el Centro de Creación de Imagen Popular (CECIP) con el apoyo del Instituto Pereira Passos (IPP) y la Fundación Bernard van Leer.

Violencia oculta: protegiendo a los niños pequeños en el hogar
January 25, 2013

Violencia oculta: protegiendo a los niños pequeños en el hogar

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La violencia ejercida contra los niños pequeños se suele ocultar cuando ocurre en el hogar y la familia. Los artículos de esta edición de Espacio para la Infancia examinan la necesidad de obtener buenos datos sobre la cantidad de niños ...

Apoyo a los padres
January 25, 2013

Apoyo a los padres

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Este material hace parte de la serie La Primera Infancia en Perspectiva (Early Childhood in Focus). Se centra concretamente en programas dirigidos a optimizar las prácticas y habilidades de los padres y analiza toda una serie de distintos ...

Continuidad y respeto por la diversidad: Fortaleciendo las transiciones tempranas en Perú
January 2, 2013

Continuidad y respeto por la diversidad: Fortaleciendo las transiciones ...

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Este Cuaderno sobre Desarrollo Infantil Temprano forma parte de la serie "Estudios sobre transiciones en la primera infancia" de Niños del Milenio (Young Lives, en inglés), un estudio de 15 años sobre la pobreza infantil en Etiopía, India, Perú y ...

El derecho de los niños y las niñas a jugar
January 2, 2013

El derecho de los niños y las niñas a jugar

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En este Cuaderno de Trabajo, los profesores de la Universidad de Gloucestershire (Reino Unido), Wendy Russell y Stuart Lester plantean el por qué el juego es fundamental para la salud y el bienestar de los niños. Argumentan que los países ...

January 2, 2013

Retos y oportunidades para nuevas planificaciones urbanas (Challenges and ...

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Directora de Action for Children’s Envi ronment s (ACE), y Profesora en la Sushant School of Ar t and Archi tecture, Gurgaon, India.

December 29, 2012

Nuevos horizontes: los nuevos objetivos de la Fundación Bernard van Leer

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Director de programas de la Fundación Bernard Van Leer, organización donante internacional, con sede en La Haya (Países Bajos), que tiene como misión mejorar las oportunidades para los niños de hasta 8 años de edad en circunstancias sociales y ...

Vigilancia comunitaria a escala
December 29, 2012

Vigilancia comunitaria a escala

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El proyecto, implementado en 2011 por la Asociación Kusi Warma con el apoyo de la Fundación Bernard van Leer, desarrolla una propuesta práctica de atención infantil integral para niños y niñas menores de 8 años en Ventanilla (Perú), un sector ...

El cerebro en desarrollo
December 29, 2012

El cerebro en desarrollo

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Este material hace parte de la serie La Primera Infancia en Perspectiva (Early Childhood in Focus) editada por el Child and Youth Studies Group (Grupo de Estudios sobre el Niño y el Joven) de The Open University (La Universidad Abierta), del ...

La Primera Infancia en Perspectiva (Early Childhood in Focus)
December 29, 2012

La Primera Infancia en Perspectiva (Early Childhood in Focus)

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Es una serie de publicaciones editada por el Child and Youth Studies Group (Grupo de Estudios sobre el Niño y el Joven) de The Open University (La Universidad Abierta), del Reino Unido, con el apoyo de la Fundación Bernard van Leer.

Espacio para la Infancia
December 27, 2012

Espacio para la Infancia

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Es una publicación semestral de la Fundación Bernard van Leer, sobre el desarrollo de la primera infancia que trata temas específicos relacionados con el desarrollo de los niños pequeños, y en concreto desde su perspectiva psicosocial.

December 4, 2012

The Drum Beat 628 - Communication for Early Childhood Development

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The Drum Beat - 628 - Communication for Early Childhood Development

Violence against Children in Schools and Families in Durrës, Elbasan and Berat Districts
December 4, 2012

Violence against Children in Schools and Families in Durrës, Elbasan and ...

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Commissioned by the Save the Children Albania Country Office a for a project ending June 2012, this evaluation sought to find out whether the project reached its goal: 'to achieve significant reduction of adult-to-children violence in the ...

Defending Children's Rights Means Defending Their Mothers, Too
November 29, 2012

Defending Children's Rights Means Defending Their Mothers, Too

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This article describes the dilemma of children being exposed to violence against their mothers, both its frequency and its results, and advocates for what makes violence-free relationships more possible. It was written to honour International ...

Stopping It before It Starts: Strategies to Address Violence in Young Children’s Lives
October 18, 2012

Stopping It before It Starts: Strategies to Address Violence in Young ...

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This document advocates for systematic and reliable measures of the effect of violence on young children. It was produced by the Bernard van Leer Foundation as a contribution to the International Expert Consultation on the Prevention and Response ...

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