The MCIU Head Start location at Thomas Fitzwater Elementary School participates in the Upper Dublin SD Cardinal’s Nest program. Head Start children visit the Upper Dublin High School two times per week to work with High School students enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses. These students work one-on-one with an assigned Head Start child in a specially designed ECE classroom. The Head Start children receive individualized instruction from their assigned High School students for the duration of the school year. Goals of the Cardinal’s Nest program are to close the achievement gap and incorporate real-time experience working in an ECE environment with at risk youth.