Elysia A, LCSW, AM

Child Development Specialist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Blue Bird Day Staff and Elysia Aufmuth

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2019

Education

Graduate Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Erikson Institute

SSA – Masters of Arts in Social Administration (Social Work)
University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts
Macalester College

Credentials and Certification 

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 

Clinical Expertise

  • Early Childhood Mental Health 
  • Brain Development and Behavioral Impact 
  • Reflective Approaches 
  • Attachment and Relationship-Based Approaches to Caregiving 

Publications

(May 2020) The Power of Play. 

(May 2020) When Our Buttons Get Pushed.

(April 2020) Those Tricky Transitions.

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My Story

I have worked with young children, families, and educators for more than 20 years. It is fascinating how quickly young children learn and grow, the power and impact of positive relationships, and the ways that small adjustments to caregiving can lead to big developments in their growth. Reflecting on how we care for and love children can enable us to think about different approaches that might stimulate their positive growth