Publications & Reports

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.

Annual Report 2022

The Bernard van Leer Foundation’s Annual Report 2022 is now available sharing our investments and impact summary from how we supported scaling policies and programmes that impact the wellbeing of… Read more

Between the Drops: A Guide to Design Principles

The "Between the Drops" Design Challenge was a unique opportunity to rethink the design of "Tipat Halav" / "Well-Baby Clinics", which are family health centres, and their surroundings throughout Israel. Read more

Insights Report: Supporting Cycling Uptake for Care Journeys

Although care journeys account for up to 30% of trips taken by adults, they are often not well considered in transport literature and policy agendas. Cycling could be an empowering… Read more

Child-Friendly Cities: Urban95 Guidelines in Israel

To answer the Urban95 question and build child-friendly cities, we have supported the development of these planning and design guidelines for young children and their companions in Israel. Read more

Online course: Mobility and Access for Babies, Toddlers, and Their Caregivers

This online course developed by ITDP, explores the who, why, what, and how of mobility and access for babies, toddlers, and caregivers. … Read more

How Do Kids Experience Streets? The Reverse Periscope Companion Guide

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The reverse periscope from GDCI was designed as an easy-to-build do-it-yourself tool to experience streets from a child's perspective. All you need is cardboard, mirrors, glue, and this guide. Read more

Early Childhood in Israel: Selected Research Findings 2022

From the Taub Center Initiative on Early Childhood Development and Inequality, this booklet provides a picture of the status of early childhood in Israel today. Read more

A solid start for every child: The Netherlands integrates medical and social care, 2009−2022

This case study looks at how Solid Start in the Netherlands began as a partnership between three municipalities and university researchers, and scaled up into a programme that is course… Read more

Designing Streets for Kids

Designing Streets for Kids sets a new global baseline for designing urban streets with a focus on the specific needs of babies, children, and their caregivers. Read more

Evidence-based response to early childhood development (ECD) during the Covid-19 crisis

This report looks at the impact on young children, their caregivers and frontline workers of the Covid-19 lockdown in India in 2020, which shut down a range of early years… Read more