The specific foci within DARE's broad aim was to:
The research team consisted of full-time members of staff and postgraduate students. There were also several associate team members who contributed to research within the team. A major strength within the team was the strong practitioner base team members brought and the extensive background each had within the field of early childhood education.
The team was involved in a number of research projects and professional development activities including publications and seminars.
Those projects and activities focused on equity issues such as gender, race, culture, class, sexuality, ability.