PACE Early Childhood Education (ECE) is a comprehensive, integrated, holistic program that provides early childhood development, health, mental health, nutrition, social services, disabilities services,and family-focused programs to empower and strengthen the whole family, and to support children’s socialization and their future success in school.
PACE ECE operates 14 fully licensed Head Start State Preschool child-care and development centers serving children from three to five years of age, as well as an Early Start home-based program for parents-to-be and children from birth to three. Open five days a week, September through June, the centers offer full-day and part-day programs. Parents are involved in the operation and administration of the program, building their skills to serve as the first teachers of their children, and are encouraged in leadership roles in the agency. PACE’s targeted geographic locations include parts of metro Los Angeles, East Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay, and the South Los Angeles area.