Specialized Preschool - PANDA

  • PANDA programs provide early intervention services for 3-5-year-old children with special needs who are not yet eligible for kindergarten. Students must be evaluated prior to enrolling to ensure that they meet the requirements. If you would like to schedule a PANDA Screening, please contact PANDA Administrative Support. To request more information, please submit this form (information request form in Spanish).


    Learn more about the PANDA program English Spanish

    How to Register for PANDA Preschool


Child Find

  • Scottsdale Unified School District is looking for students aged 2 years 10 months through 5 years who may have suspected delays. 

    It’s a fact that children with special needs benefit from early intervention. It’s also a fact that many of Arizona’s preschool children with special needs do not receive services because we don’t know who they are.    

    If you are the parent or guardian of a preschool child or know of a preschool child with suspected developmental delays and reside within the boundaries of the Scottsdale Unified School District, please contact the district at 480-484-5074 to schedule a free screening.  

    Consider these factors:  

    Does your child have difficulty in any of the following areas: 

    • Seeing people or objects?
    • Hearing voices or other sounds? 
    • Talking, or is hard to understand when they do talk? 
    • Moving, especially when crawling, walking, or running? 
    • Playing or getting along with children or adults? 
    • Interacting appropriately with others? 
    • Cognitive or academic skills? 

    Additional Resources to help understand Developmental Milestones https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/index.html

    If you answered yes to one or more of these statements, the Scottsdale Unified School District can provide screenings for special services for all children, from age 2 years 10 month to 21 years old, who reside in our district boundaries, including migrant and homeless students, wards of the state, private and home-schooled students. 

    To Schedule a Child Find Screening:

    For preschool age children, (ages 3 to 5 years but not kinder age eligible) you may:   

    • Complete this Form and a member of our team will reach out to you to schedule a free appointment. 
    • Call our Scottsdale Screening line at 480-484-5074

    Students Younger than 2 Years 10 Months: 

    If you have concerns about your child's development and your child is currently younger than 2 years 10 months, please contact the Arizona Early Intervention Program.

PANDA Calendar

  • PANDA follows the Scottsdale Unified School District's calendar with modifications.

    PANDA Adjusted Calendar for the 2024-2025 school year:

    Aug. 5, 2024 - First Day of School for PANDA 

    Oct. 24, 2024 & Oct 25, 2024 - No PANDA class - Parent Conferences

    Dec 19, 2024 & Dec. 20, 2024 - No PANDA class

    March 27, 2025 & March 28, 2025 - No PANDA class - Parent Conferences

    May 19, 2025 - Last Day of School for PANDA

    PANDA Days: 

    Mon. Tue. Thurs. and Friday (No Wed.)

    AM Session: 8:30 am - 11:30 am

    PM Session: 12:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Contact Us

Quick Links

  • Online Payments
    Pay your monthly PANDA fees online.

    Tax Credit
    Receive a tax credit when you make a financial contribution for students. Donate Now