Anna G. Miller

Anna G. Miller
Lecturer - Early Childhood Education; Executive Director - College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Early Childhood Center
251 Education

Office Hours: By appointment.  To make an appointment send an email to amiller@wayne.edu

 

(313) 577-1678
(313) 577-4091

Education
  • MEd - Early Childhood Education, Wayne State University
  • BS - Elementary Education & Human Development, Wayne State University
  • Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate with an Early Childhood Endorsement

Biography

Anna G. Miller, M.Ed, is a lecturer in Early Childhood Education for the Teacher Education Division of the College of Education.  She is the Executive Director of the College of Education Early Childhood Center and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Early Childhood Center, the two preschool programs located on Wayne State University’s campus.  She is the chair of the Woodward Corridor Early Childhood Consortium which is comprised of directors and staff from early childhood centers, Wayne State University faculty from the College of Educaiton and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, and representatives from community partners.  Anna has worked with young children and their families in the Detroit area for over 30 years.  Sheis the PI on the Michigan Department of Education Great Start Readiness Program Grant, the U.S. Department of Education Child Care Means Parents in School Grant and the PNC Bank Foundation Coaching for Excellence in Early Childhood Education Practice in Detroit.  She is the Co-PI on two grants from the Kresge Foundation that support the work of the Woodward Corridor Ealry Childhood Consortium.  In service to the community and the state, Anna serves on several committees related to young children and provides professional development to early childhood programs.         

Academic Interests

Early Childhood Education

Area Of Expertise

Early Chidhood Education

Courses Taught

ELE 6100 - Planning and Implementing Preschool Curriculum

Community Engagement Activities

  • Woodward Corridor Early Childhood Consortium, 2011 - present
  • Hope Starts Here:   Detroit's Early Childhood Partnership, Strategic Team on Quality, The Kresge Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 2016 - present
  • Great Start to Quality Advisory Committee, United Way of Sougheastern Michigan, 2015 - present
  • WSU Great Start Readiness Program Parent Advisory Committee for the College of Education Early Childhood Center and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Early Childhood Center
  • Michigan Office of Great Start, Michigan EArly Childhood Professional Core Knowledge Core Competencies for the Early Care and Education Workforce Work Stream 2013 - present
  • Great Start Collaborative - Wayne Advisory Committee, 2007 - present
  • Great Start Collaborative - Wayne, School Ready Work Group, 2014 - present
  • Wayne RESA Great Strat Readiness Program Interagency Advisory Committee, 2000 - present

Grants

Coaching for Excellence in Early Childhood Education Practice in Detroit
2017 - 2018

Great Start Readiness Program Grant, Early Experiences for Urban Four-Year-Old Children
2016 - 2017

Child Care Access Means Parents in School
2013 - 2017

Woodward Corridor Early Childhood Consortium: Bridge Grant
2016 - 2017

Woodward Corridor Early Childhood Consortium: Expanding Community in Detroit
2016 - 2017

Professional Development for Early Childhood Care Providers
2016 - 2016

Presentations

Kindergarten Transition
Anna Miller 2017 Joint Parent Meeting, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Early Childhood Center

Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy
Anna Miller 2017 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Mathematics in the Early Childhood Classroom
Anna Miller & Elsie Babcock 2016 Early Education Leadership Training: Providing Quality Programs for Detroit Children, WSU-COE and Excellent Schools Detroit Training Series

Classroom Routines
Anna Miller 2016 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Developing Literacy Skills in Young Children: Concepts of Print & Early Writing
Anna Miller & Kate Roberts 2016 Early Education Leadership Training: Providing Quality Programs for Detroit Children, WSU-COE and Excellent Schools Detroit Training Series

Developing Literacy Skills in Young Children: Oral Language and Vocabulary
Anna Miller & Kate Roberts 2016 Early Education Leadership Training: Providing Quality Programs for Detroit Children, WSU-COE and Excellent Schools Detroit Training Series

Large & Small Group Times & Conversations with Children
Anna Miller 2016 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Developing Literacy Skills in Young Children: Letter/Sound Knowledge & Phonological Awareness
Anna Miller & Kate Roberts 2016 Early Education Leadership Training: Providing Quality Programs for Detroit Children, WSU-COE and Excellent Schools Detroit Training Series

The Project Approach – Review
Anna Miller 2016 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Using The Project Approach to Support Children’s Interests
Anna Miller 2016 Michigan Collaborative Early Childhood Conference

Active Learning
Anna Miller 2016 Joint Parent Meeting, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Early Childhood Center

Training Teachers to Facilitate Discussions Using Art Images to Enhance Adult-Child Interactions and Create a Sustainable Environment of Inquiry
Anna Miller & Dori Jacobshon 2016 National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference

The Project Approach – Anticipatory Webs
Anna Miller 2016 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Environments That Support Language and Literacy Development
Anna Miller & Kate Roberts 2016 Early Education Leadership Training: Providing Quality Programs for Detroit Children, WSU-COE and Excellent Schools Detroit Training Series

Cultural Competency
Anna Miller 2016 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Mentoring Staff
Anna Miller & Kate Roberts 2016 Early Education Leadership Training: Providing Quality Programs for Detroit Children, WSU-COE and Excellent Schools Detroit Training Series

Planning with Intentionality – Part 2
Anna Miller 2015 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Supporting Children’s Interests: What Parents Can Do at Home
Anna Miller 2015 Joint Parent Meeting, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Early Childhood Center

Online GOLD Child Assessment Tool
Anna Miller 2015 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Planning with Intentionality – Part 1
Anna Miller 2015 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

iPads in the PreK Classroom
Anna Miller 2015 Wayne RESA GSRP Staff Summer Training

Reviewing Data and Developing Improvement Plans
Anna Miller 2015 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Review of the NAEYC Accreditation Process – Part 2
Anna Miller 2015 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Review of the NAEYC Accreditation Process – Part 1
Anna Miller 2015 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Supporting Creative Development Through the Arts
Anna Miller 2015 Woodward Corridor Early Childhood Consortium Annual Conference

The Plan-Do-Review Process
Anna Miller 2014 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Developmentally Appropriate Transitions for Young Children
Anna Miller 2014 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

Exploring the Properties of Materials
Anna Miller 2014 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center

What Are Children Learning in Preschool?
Anna Miller 2014 Joint Parent Meeting, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Early Childhood Center

Assessing Young Children’s Growth & Development
Anna Miller 2014 Joint Parent Meeting, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Early Childhood Center

Using Technology With Young Children
Anna Miller & Kate Roberts 2014 Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference

Publications

Creating Communities: A Consortium Model for Early Childhood Leaders
Ratner, H.H., Bocknek, E.L., Miller, A., Weathington, B., & Elliott, S Teacher Development In Press

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