Day 5 – 5 years old. The age at which most social service interventions for children begin – five years too late. Way to Grow works with kids from the time they’re born to make sure they’re healthy and have a solid education. Studies prove that if a child receives support in developing physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills before age 5, he or she is more likely to succeed late in life. But we don’t quit at age 5, either. In 2010, we extended our program to serve children up to age 8, targeting critical third grade benchmarks. Way to Grow’s K-3 participants receive routine home visits designed to aid the child’s development while helping parents learn methods to support their education.