Sarah Elniff, M. Ed, ITFS

Sarah Elniff graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts  Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina-Asheville. 

Since 2008, Sarah has been a teacher for the North Carolina Early Head Start Program, and she is excited to bring her extensive knowledge of child development to the early intervention model. 

As a certified special instructor, Sarah’s role is assessing and treating cognitive, emotional, social, and gross and fine motor development in the 0-3 pediatric population.  Sarah believes that meaningful relationships between children and their caregivers are vital to a child’s success, and she works gently to help encourage communication between child and family. 

Sarah enjoys working with families from all backgrounds and abilities, and she believes that children learn best in their natural environment.  She enjoys observing and supporting the whole child, which allows her care plans to be tailored, flexible, and collaborative.

Residents of Orange County, Sarah and her husband are parents of a child with developmental differences, as well as licensed foster parents.  Sarah's service and community engagement is extensive, including volunteering for World Relief, Americorps, Salvation Army, and YWCA.  Sarah is an author and is currently self publishing a board book for families in Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the country.