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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."

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 ...

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."

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 ...

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."

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Hidden Violence (Geheim Geweld)
October 18, 2012

Hidden Violence (Geheim Geweld)

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This film portrays the long-term impact of child abuse through interviews with two adults who wish to break through taboos and encourage advocacy and vigilance on the issue of child protection. In the film, Bas van Hout, a Dutch crime reporter, ...

MenCare Media & Resources
October 9, 2012

MenCare Media & Resources

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The MenCare Media & Resources page of the MenCare website displays the campaign's latest videos from around the world that demonstrate the ways in which men are engaging in fatherhood and caregiving. It lists publications on topics taken up ...

Healthy Environments
October 2, 2012

Healthy Environments

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"The attainment of full inclusion … is realized when children are given the opportunity, places, and time to play with each other (children with disabilities and no disabilities)." UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

Supporting Parenting
September 7, 2012

Supporting Parenting

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This publication on early childhood development (ECD) examines, for the purposes of policy advocacy, theory, and practice, the parenting of young children and programmes that support it. "This publication focuses...on programmes that are directed ...

Early Learning: Lessons from Scaling Up - Early Childhood Matters No. 117
September 5, 2012

Early Learning: Lessons from Scaling Up - Early Childhood Matters No. 117

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This edition of Early Childhood Matters looks at the question of how to scale up early learning provision without sacrificing quality.

Kids' Stuff
August 24, 2012

Kids' Stuff

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This is a series of short vignettes exploring concepts in early childhood development research and practice. It features interviews with scientists, practitioners, and advocates. The films in the series include:

Multi Lingual Early Learning Programs for Tribal Children in Odisha India
July 20, 2012

Multi Lingual Early Learning Programs for Tribal Children in Odisha India

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This video describes the work of the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) in Odisha, India, since 2009,   providing grants to support multilingual early learning programmes for tribal children. Literacy among  this population is half of ...

Young Children in Cities: Challenges and Opportunities - Early Childhood Matters, No. 115
July 18, 2012

Young Children in Cities: Challenges and Opportunities - Early Childhood ...

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This edition of Early Childhood Matters looks from various different angles at young children’s experiences of growing up in urban settings. It includes studies of: the situations of ethnic groups such as the Roma; Mexican border-dwelling ...

Hidden Violence: Protecting Young Children at Home
August 9, 2011

Hidden Violence: Protecting Young Children at Home

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The articles in Issue 116 of Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF)'s Early Childhood Matters are grouped together due to the shared observation that violence is often "hidden": "This invisibility, and the deeply entrenched social norms and taboos ...

December 17, 2009

Children to the Fore! An Easy-to-Use Training Handbook that Promotes Child ...

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Produced by the Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), this handbook is designed to be an easy-to-use training handbook to promote child rights and cultural issues in the face of HIV in southern Africa. It is ...

December 14, 2009

The African Child Speaks "Finding our Rights in the Time of HIV" - The Story ...

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This comic book, published by Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) with support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, has been developed as part of a broader project to ensure that child rights are recognised ...

November 22, 2009

Realización de los derechos del niño en la primera infancia

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La Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño de las Naciones Unidas vale para todas las personas de edad inferior a los 18 años.

May 1, 2009

First Steps Video Series

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November 15, 2007

Early Childhood and Primary Education

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Early Childhood in Focus is a developing toolkit for child rights advocates, which intends to set out clear messages emerging from academic research.

August 19, 2007

Early Childhood in Focus

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Bua Fela - Just Talk
June 18, 2007

Bua Fela - Just Talk

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Bua Fela is a tool for broadcasters who create radio for children and with children. It offers procedures based on the experiences gained by ABC Ulwazi during the Bernard van Leer Foundation funded “Speak Free” project. The Speak Free project was ...

January 17, 2006

Young Children's Participation: Rhetoric or Growing Reality?

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Volume 103 of Early Childhood Matters focuses on providing participative environments to children in which they can express themselves readily, knowing they will be listened to. It presents an

June 4, 2004

Preventoons

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Preventoons es una historia de ficción en dibujos animados realizada en 2004 por la Fundación Huésped y La Pintada Producciones.

February 7, 2003

Childrearing in Hubai Village, China Working Paper #25 in Early Childhood ...

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This study took place in the Hubai Village a small village in Hebei Province, China to learn how the villagers raise their children. The report is based on a study of ten village children between age

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