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East Dallas Developmental Center is on the move 

East Dallas Developmental Center (EDDC) is moving to 2010 Skillman on September 16, 2013. The move, though technically just across the street from our current location, will give our learning-based childcare facility room to grow. The extra square footage gained in the move allows EDDC to open our doors to more families in East Dallas than ever before. The move couldn't come at a better time. The center's wait list is long and new restaurants are moving into the area. This new location gives EDDC the much-needed space, privacy and separate parking it needs to continue serving the working families of the East Dallas community.

EDDC is gaining more than just more square footage, we are getting a completely renovated space. Keeping in the spirit of a school run by a board of parents, the center is tapping into the creative resources of its families to make this renovation a reality. A group of architects, lawyers, contractors, financial analysts, realtors and others make up the EDDC family today. The parents have designed the new space themselves and will be actively involved in renovations from start to finish.

The renovated space will offer some much-needed additions to the school:

  • Safer entrances and exits for children and their families
  • More facility space for children and staff
  • Three additional childcare rooms
  • New and renovated kid-friendly furniture
  • Multi-purpose classrooms, designed to change with the demographics of the children and the waitlist
  • New outdoor learning center
  • Space for a garden
  • Separated, age-appropriate play areas 
  • Private parking that is separate from a busy strip mall
  • Plans for a resource library with books for teachers and students
  • Remodeled kitchen for student cooking projects

EDDC is kicking off a fund-raising effort, called EDDC On the Move, to help with the extra costs of renovating the new space. Join our families, alumni and other members of the community and help make this possible.  

Read the Press Release

Donate to the On the Move campaign.
Please consider the impact EDDC made on your family when you choose your contribution level. While every donation is necessary and appreciated there will be special recognition for gifts of $500 and above:  Alumni who contribute at $500 for each graduated child will be honored with a butterfly with their child's name and time at EDDC displayed at the new location. There will be a plaque listing all donors of $1000 and above.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Dragonfly level $2500
  • Grasshopper level $2000
  • Ladybug level $1500
  • Bumblebee level $1000
  • Butterfly level $500
  • Caterpillar level $250

About EDDC 
East Dallas Developmental Center is a warm and loving educational environment that provides children with the foundation to develop their social, cognitive, emotional, and physical skills. Based on the developmental approach to early childhood education, EDDC serves children from 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten in a setting 10 minutes from downtown Dallas.

EDDC is a nonprofit center that has been locally recognized for excellence in childcare. Small classes with low teacher/child ratios, experienced staff and a superior program based on helping each child develop as an individual are just the beginning.

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 into 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 who are interested in quality programs for young children.

EDDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national, or ethnic origin.

7:30am - 6:00pm
Monday - Friday

Tours of the center are available on Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am. Space is limited to five families. Please contact Pam Beaty to reserve your spot.

Summer Program
Download the flyer for information about our Summer Program.  
If you are interested, download the Registration Form.
Click here for tuition rates

VIew the EDDC Handbook for more important information.

For more info call or email:
Kathy Fields - EDDC Director
East Dallas Developmental Center
1926 Skillman, Dallas TX 75206

Thanks to our auction sponsors!
Kelly Clayton - Allstate - 214-370-3122
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