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Verner Center for Early Learning is a nonprofit agency providing high quality, affordable early care and education to over 300 children – birth to five years old – throughout Buncombe County, North Carolina. Through holistic learning environments, we strive to help build a community where every child and family has the opportunity to thrive.

For over 20 years, we have been a leader in more ways than one: our  commitment to developing the youngest among us, our thorough support for families and communities,  and our investment in the development of educators. 

Our four core values at Verner are known as DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging):
  • Diversity- “Variation among individuals, as well as within and across groups of individuals, in terms of their backgrounds and lived experiences. These experiences are related to social identities, including race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, social and economic status, religion, ability status, and country of origin.” – (NAEYC’s Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education) 


  • Equity – “The state that would be achieved if individuals fared the same way in society regardless of race, gender, class, language, disability, or any other social or cultural characteristic. In practice, equity means all children and families receive necessary support in a timely fashion so they can develop their full intellectual, social, and physical potential. Equity is not the same as equality. Equal treatment given to individuals at unequal starting points is inequitable. Equity requires considering individuals’ and groups’ starting points, then distributing resources equitably (not equally) to meet needs. Attempting to achieve equality of opportunity without considering historic and present inequities is ineffective, unjust, and unfair. Equality is giving everyone the same thing. Equity is giving everyone what they need to succeed.” – (NAEYC’s Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education)


  • Inclusion – “Embodied by the values, policies, and practices that support the right of every infant and young child and their family, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities, and society. The desired results of inclusive experiences for children with and without disabilities and their families include a sense of belonging and membership, positive social relationships and friendships, and development and learning to help them reach their full potential. Although the traditional focus of inclusion has been on addressing the exclusion of children with disabilities, full inclusion seeks to promote justice by ensuring equitable participation of all historically marginalized children.” – (NAEYC’s Advancing Equity in Early Childhood Education )


  • Belonging – Merriam-Webster defines belonging as a “close or intimate relationship.” At Verner, we strive to cultivate an environment in which children, families, and employees from all socio-economic levels, ability levels, races, cultures, family types, and backgrounds feel valued, respected, and loved.

To become a Verner sponsor, check out the sponsorship deck in the next toggle and see which sponsorship level best fits your company’s current mission. You can then fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will be in contact with you shortly! 

If you have an alternative offer or any questions please contact Jessica May, VP of Philanthropy and Marketing,

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Checks are payable to Verner Center for Early Learning, 2586 Riceville Rd., Asheville, NC 28805
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