The Bernard van Leer Foundation and RAND Europe have released two new case studies on effective collective action campaigns that contributed to better care for babies, toddlers and caregivers at national scale.interventions successfully.
This second issue of Early Childhood in Focus deals with the global challenges of education for all, especially for the youngest children. It looks at the implications of growth in early childhood education and care, including a reappraisal of traditional concepts of school readiness, and a review of strategies required to ensure continuity in children's experiences of successful transitions.
Bernard van Leer Foundation (NJ1) Children face many important changes in the first eight years of life, including different learning centres, social groups, roles and expectations. Their ability to adapt to such a dynamic and evolving environment directly affects their sense of identity and status within their community over the short and long term.Vogler, P., Crivello, G. and Woodhead, M. (2008) Early childhood transitions research: A review of concepts, theory, and practice. Working Paper No. 48. The Hague, The Netherlands: Bernard van Leer Foundation. ISSN 1383-7907 ISBN 978-90-6195-103-2.This Channel shares the foundations work and young children's issues as shared with or produced by partners, alliances or the foundation.
Early years transitions research and policy is especially important to realising the rights of young children, as this phase of life is generally acknowledged as a period of accelerated and intense change, usually involving multiple developmental, social, and (for increasing numbers of children), institutional transitions, each of which has implications for current well-being and long-term.Read More
Outcomes of good practice in transition processes for children entering primary school. Working Paper 42. Bernard van Leer Foundation: The Hague, The Netherlands.Read More
The Bernard van Leer Foundation funds and shares knowledge about work in early childhood development. The Foundation’s mission is to develop and support programmes that create significant positive change for children up to the age of eight years growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage.Read More
Activity transition in a learning environment refers to short-timed activities that help infants and toddlers as well as children between three and five years of age to move from one form of activity to the next (Mississippi State University Early Childhood Institute, 2010).Read More
Published by Bernard van Leer Foundation, Early Childhood Matters is a journal about early childhood, which looks at specific issues regarding the development of young children, in particular from a psychosocial perspective. In June 2015 issue, ISSA contributed the article Quality in Early Childhood Settings: universal values and cultural flexibility.Read More
The Foundation’s grants support organizations that create significant positive change for children up to the age of eight who are growing up in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage. Grants are made in three areas: strengthening the care environment; making successful transitions (the continuum from home to school); and social inclusion and respect for diversity.Read More
The Bernard van Leer Foundation funds and shares knowledge about work in early childhood development. The Foundation was established in 1949 and is based in the Netherlands. Our income is derived from the sale of Royal Packaging Industries Van Leer N.V., bequeathed to the Foundation by Dutch industrialist and philanthropist Bernard van Leer.Read More
Home Essays Transition from Early Years. Transition from Early Years. Topics: Education. The major purpose of the review is to assist the Bernard van Leer Foundation and its partner organisations in their efforts to foster realisation of universal. Transitions are now recognized as central to young children’s.Read More
In 1971, the Bernard Van Leer Foundation was legally established as a charitable organization according to Dutch law in The Hague, The Netherlands. It is a private foundation that operates internationally, concentrating its resources on promoting the optimum development of disadvantaged children.Read More
Bernard van Leer Foundation Working Papers in Early Childhood Development: Working Paper 48. BvLF-ECD-WP48-Vogler-Early-Childhood-Transitions.pdf.. Beginning with a broad and inclusive definition of the topic, the authors provide an overview of early childhood transitions research.Read More