The East Dallas Developmental center (EDDC) was founded in 1980 by Dr. Joanne Everts and Dr. Eric Albers. They began the center with infants and toddlers and later expanded by adding a preschool program. In the fall of 1982, the center was incorporated as a nonprofit organization. The center is now run by a Board of Directors, which meets monthly and plans and directs activities for the center. The Board of Directors is composed of parents of children enrolled at EDDC.