October 28, 2020



Big Day for PreK Flash Components


Adobe announced in 2017 that it was ending support of their Flash Player at the end of 2020. Based on this announcement, most major browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) began down a path to phase out Flash in early to mid-2020.  At the beginning of October, our Big Day for PreK digital hosting partner decided to end their support for Adobe Flash Player.


As such, HMH has been forced to immediately phase out the following Flash components (Bookflix®, Clifford Games, Interactive Wall Charts and the Online Professional Development Training Zone) on the Big Day for PreK website.


The following non-Flash based tools on Teacher Space and Family Space will remain active:


Teacher Space

·       Lesson Planner: supports customized planning

·       Digital Teaching Materials: Teaching Guides, Professional Handbook & Songs and Fingerplays

·       Downloadables: resources for teaching support, assessment, classroom management, and family communication

·       Class Management: class creation and rostering

·       Assessment:

·       Early Childhood Inventory: assess and track emerging skills

·       Classroom Observation Guide: record daily observations

·       Individual Observation Guide: track progress across all learning areas

·       Anecdotal Records: collect anecdotal notes

·       For Families:

·       Update the Family Space with Family Letters (per Theme), Tip of the Week and personalized messages

·       Correlations & Standards

·       State dropdown menu retrieves State Standards and Links: external links + downloadable PDFs

·       National Standards and Links: external links + downloadable PDFs

Family Space

·       What We Are Learning: Family Letters, message from teacher, Tip of the Week & teacher contact info

·       Great Books to Read at Home! + Downloadable Theme Books

·       Kindergarten Readiness: downloadable PDFs

·       Family Resources: printable resources for home learning


For more information, contact HMH Product Support at 1-877-234-7323