Dr. Ellaine B. Miller
Ellaine B. Miller, PhD, is a nationally recognized, award winning leader and expert in the field of early care and education and citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. Ellaine serves as the President of the National Association for Family Child Care, on the board of the Professional Family Child Care Alliance of Georgia, and as the Training and Curriculum Program Leader at Think Small Institute. Ellaine’s experience in Early Care and Education began in her graduate school experiences assessing teacher-child relationships, preschool peer relationships, and quality environments. Prior to joining TSI, Ellaine served as the Director of Family Child Care programs and Assistant Clinical Professor at Auburn University, Assistant Director of Early Care and Education programs for the Central West region of Georgia with Quality Care for Children, and has facilitated collaborative efforts on behalf of child care educators at the local, state, and national levels playing key roles in systems model development and the promotion of family child care as a viable and important part of the child care community. Ellaine is passionate about social-justice issues, family child care, and equity matters. When she is not working on behalf of children and child care providers, she enjoys reading crime novels and Stephen King books, embroidery, and spending time with family while rooting for the Georgia Bulldogs.