From the February 2015 issue

Alyssa, February 2015 Metro Parent CoverKid

When it comes to feline friendships and dazzling dance talent, we have found the perfect 7-year-old expert: Alyssa! This bright-eyed Clinton Township kid is happy to chat all about her two cats – and show off some of her super slick break dancing and ballet moves.

She also donned her best blue attire and took a seat in our photo studio “school” for a few super-chill shots capturing “the toned down classroom” – representing the February 2015 Metro Parent cover story about why fewer splashy, over-stimulating colors in classrooms could actually be a really good thing for young kids trying to learn.

Want to get a little flavor or Alyssa’s plucky personality? Get to know this giggly gal a bit better in our video:

For a second year, Metro Parent teamed up with MESP (that’s the Michigan Education Savings Plan) to host our CoverKids contest – and invest in local kids’ futures. Think of MESP as a 401(k), only for your child’s college, vs. your retirement. The money you put in it is tax-free, thanks to its federal “529” status. You can start one up with just $25, and contribute as little as $15 per pay period. There’s no limit to how much you add annually, though the max account balance is $235,000. Your kid can ultimately use the cash for tuition, room and board, and other college costs.

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Interested in your kid being on the cover of Metro Parent magazine? Check out the Metro Parent CoverKids page. We’ll be looking for cute kids for our 2015-16 covers around spring of 2015. Natural self-confidence, poise and personality are what it takes. You never know: Your kid might wind up in the spotlight, too.

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