About DECE!

Destination Early Childhood Education (DECE) is a program which exposes and prepares high school students on their path toward careers in Early Childhood Education, allowing them to begin their post-secondary education while still in High School. DECE helps students make connections from High School to college and careers.

What is Early Childhood Education? If you are interested in teaching preschool through grade five, you should plan on earning your degree in Early Childhood Education. Making the decision to focus on early childhood education should be based on more than just a simple love of children.

Early childhood education comes with its own unique set of challenges and rewards, so itís important to understand how it differs from middle grades and secondary education.


Program Services

  • Educational Field Trips
  • Award Recognitions
  • College Credit
  • Career Opportunities
  • College Child Development Center (CDC) Visits

News & Events

  Wed, 10-19-11 9th /10th Grade College Family Night   6-8pm at  South El Monte High School 

1001 Durfee Ave.                S. El Monte CA 91733


News & Events

  Monday, 10-24-11  College Night!          

4:30-7:30pm at                Rosemead High School 

9063 E Mission Drive
Rosemead, California 91770



Rio Hondo College, 3600 Workman Mill Road., Whittier, CA 90601