In 2001, Verner Center for Early Learning (formerly Mountain Area Child and Family Center) open its doors on a new early learning center for families across Buncombe County. 20 years later, this high-quality program is still going strong! We are happy to share our 20th Anniversary video highlighting Danny and Hugh Verner's vision for early learning and the many people that helped make that vision come true. Thank you for supporting early learning at Verner and being with us as we look to the next 20 years!
On June 3rd, 2021 we celebrated Verner's 20th Anniversary with a virtual event. A recording of the event is available below. June 3rd is also Danny Verner's birthday and this year would have been her 98th. The image in the header for this page is from Danny's birthday in 2001 or 2002.
Here is the 20th Anniversary Slide Show that was shared during the virtual and live celebrations.
Photos from the 20th Anniversary Event at Catawba Brewing on July 20th, 2021