Ilecia Buckner

Social Services Coordinator

Capital Area Head Start

Support the individual growth of each child, build on family strengths, and collaborate with community partners to create a positive educational journey that will lead to the future success of every learner. 

Bureau of Early Learning Services



Winnie Richards
Early Education Advisor


  • Attended the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE) conference and gained a better understanding about the teacher shortage in Pennsylvania and what the state is doing to address the shortage. 
  • Assisted in conference planning for Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge higher education grantees

+ Employment History

July 2012

Social Services Coordinator

Capital Area Head Start
Harrisburg, PA

October 2006

Social Worker

Harrisburg School District
Harrisburg, PA

June 2003

Toddler and Preschool Assistant Teacher

Praise and Play Early Learning Center
Harrisburg, PA

Master of Social Work

Temple University
Harrisburg, PA

B.A., Psychology

Messiah College
Mechanicsburg, PA

As a life long learner, advocate, and change agent, I would like to gain a broader understanding of how the processes of government work together in order to create policies that influence the work of early childhood education and the children/families that are served in early childhood settings.