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Check out our latest COMET Blog Series - Who We Are. Learn more about the people behind the company, working to support our customers and improve outcomes for kids.

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Name Brandon Wright - unlike others (*cough* Teale) I've never had the luxury of being the only Brandon in any given scenario, at least not until I came to COMET. That's right... it only took about 30 years to become the only Brandon in the building!

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Data quality is an important topic for us at COMET. We talk about it often, with each other, with our customers, and with our partners. The utility of a database is in its reporting, but the value of the reporting depends on the quality of the data. We've been developing resources to help our customers with data quality. We thought it would be helpful to offer this free infographic resource; note that we also offer Data Quality as a professional service.

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The Rochester Pyramid Model Summit 2018 is less than one month away. Have you registered yet? If not, there'e still time. The focus of this year's Summit is Promoting Social and Emotional Competence and Addressing Challenging Behaviors.

The Pyramid Model, also called the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL), is a conceptual framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s social and emotional competence and for preventing and addressing challenging behavior. It teaches life-changing strategies for all who work with young children. Training on this model is offered through our partner, Children's Institute, and one of their partners, Rochester Childfirst Network, has spearheaded an initiative to host the first Pyramid Model Summit in our hometown of Rochester, NY.

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It's the age-old question (not really but just go with it), should your system be set up to automatically sign kids into a class/activity; or not? One of the most requested features we've had was for automatic sign-in. Not sure what we mean? Here's an example, if you know that every kid who attends your program between 3 - 3:30pm will be given a snack, then COMET can take any kid with a sign-in record but no sign-out record at 3pm (so anyone who should currently be at the program) will be automatically 'checked-in' to received a snack. Pretty simple, right? Maybe not.

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Our monthly newsletter, "COMET Kindred Spirits" provides resources, best practices and information on new features to those who share COMET's passion for using data to make a difference. Keep up to date with the latest and greatest in the world of data and COMET.