Bernard Van Leer Foundation is an independent foundation working worldwide to inspire and inform large-scale action to improve the health and well-being of young children, especially the most disadvantaged, and the people who care for them. A good start puts babies and toddlers on the path to realising their full potential and, collectively, lays the foundation for a healthy, creative and peaceful society. For more than 50 years, the foundation has worked to develop and share knowledge about how to improve young children’s health, nutrition and education. It aims to bring together robust science, practical ideas and strong leadership, seeing in practice how this combination can transform the lives of millions of children and families.