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

Awards

 

 

Grants

  • Professional Development for Early Childhood Care Providers
    2016 - 2016
  • Coaching for Excellence in Early Childhood Education Practice in Detroit
    2017 - 2018
  • Woodward Corridor Early Childhood Consortium: Bridge Grant
    2016 - 2017
  • Woodward Corridor Early Childhood Consortium: Expanding Community in Detroit
    2016 - 2017
  • Child Care Access Means Parents in School
    2013 - 2017
  • Great Start Readiness Program Grant, Early Experiences for Urban Four-Year-Old Children
    2016 - 2017

 

Presentations

  •  Using Technology With Young Children
    Anna Miller & Kate Roberts 2014 Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference
  • Developmentally Appropriate Transitions for Young Children
    Anna Miller 2014 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center
  • The Plan-Do-Review Process
    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
  • Online GOLD Child Assessment Tool
    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
  • iPads in the PreK Classroom
    Anna Miller 2015 Wayne RESA GSRP Staff Summer Training
  • Planning with Intentionality – Part 2
    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
  • Reviewing Data and Developing Improvement Plans
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cultural Competency
    Anna Miller 2016 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center
  • The Project Approach – Review
    Anna Miller 2016 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center
  • The Project Approach – Anticipatory Webs
    Anna Miller 2016 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman 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
  • 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
  • Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy
    Anna Miller 2017 Staff In-service, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Early Childhood Center
  • Kindergarten Transition
    Anna Miller 2017 Joint Parent Meeting, College of Education Early Childhood Center & Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Early Childhood Center

 

 

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