WHAT THEY DO: Verner provides high-quality home-based and center-based early care and education to children ages 6 weeks–5 years in families’ homes and at three locations, with a new center at Emma Elementary opening in 2021. We offer Early Head Start, NC Pre-K, child care subsidy and private-pay options. Verner supports children and families with our Family Empowerment Program, providing opportunities for caregivers to continue their education. Rainbow In My Tummy® provides children with access to nutritious foods and helps families to eat healthy. Dynamic outdoor learning environments and experiential gardens provide an abundance of places for children to gather, learn and grow.


  • An anonymous donor will match donations dollar for dollar, up to $5,000.
I notice the teachers at Verner going out of their way to connect with me and my child and to build a level of trust that my child sees and appreciates. My child is happy, and I am eager to watch her grow!
—A Verner parent