The Bernard van Leer Foundation is an international grantmaking foundation based in The Hague.
Our mission is to improve opportunities for children up to age 8 who are growing up in socially and economically difficult circumstances. We see this both as a valuable end in itself and as a long-term means to promoting more cohesive, considerate and creative societies with equal opportunities and rights for all.
Latest news from the Bernard van Leer Foundation
Read a review (pdf) of the activities of the in 2006, including winning the Yigal Alon prize for contributions to the advancement of education towards democracy and peace in Israel. The Adam Institute implements the Building Blocks of Democracy project, part of the foundation's respect for diversity portfolio.
Read the latest newsletter from foundation partner , including a report on last month's "WOW! this is big" exhibition.
Foundation partner newsletter (pdf), detailing the latest work of member organisations around Europe in promoting respect for diversity in early childhood education.(Diversity in Early Childhood Education and Training) has issued its latest
Centro de Criação de Imagem Popular, which implements two projects for the foundation in Brazil, has relaunched its.
The foundation's support for Moroccan partner organisation translated (pdf) the article for the benefit of non-Dutch speaking readers.is covered in this in the Dutch daily newspaper . The foundation has
Read the latest quarterly bulletin (pdf, French language) from (Alliance de Travail dans le Formation et l'Action pour l'Enfance), which runs a foundation-funded project aimed at mainstreaming preschool education and supporting parents in Morocco.
Read about the activities of report (pdf).Centre for Jewish Arab Education, a partner of the foundation in Israel, during the 2005-2006 school year in this ten-page
Read the January 2007 newsletter (pdf) from (Dutch language only), which implements several projects for the foundation in the area of respect for diversity.
Catch up with thefrom foundation partner , which works for children of imprisoned parents across Europe.
In the latest in the foundation's Working Papers series, Respect for diversity: An international overview, Professor Glenda M MacNaughton of the University of Melbourne looks at ways of thinking about young children’s respect for diversity — cultural and racial, developmental, gender diversity and socio-economic — and maps out five schools of thought.