Our History

Our company, Explore It! has been born out of a previous company, Explore After 4 Ltd. We have worked diligently to transition between the companies as seamlessly as possible, with the help of Melissa Bien, the owner and founder of Explore After 4.

Below, read our transition letters; addressed to our community of parents, students and teachers; one from each company.





December 1, 2011


I am pleased to announce that Explore After 4 Ltd has been purchased by Explore It! Inc.  As many of you know, I have been looking for a way to spend more time with my own young family while continuing to provide your children with the programs they love.  With Explore It! Inc taking over the management of programs in the new year,  I will finally have that opportunity.

Explore It! Inc. is owned and operated by Elizabeth Hamilton and Randy Dobson. Elizabeth has been working with Explore After 4 for the past 5 years as both an instructor and an administrator. Her dedication to student safety and quality programming is unmatched. I am confident that Elizabeth and Randy will continue to run quality programs that your child(ren) will love!

Please know that I will be staying on with Explore It! Inc through to the end of the school year to ensure the transition will be as seamless as possible.  You may contact me anytime on my personal cell phone at 416.567.1742

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for you allowing us to play a role in your child(s) education and development over the past 5 years.  It has been a pleasure getting to know you and your children.


Melissa Bien
Director, Explore After 4



December 1, 2011



My partner, Randy, and I are thrilled to continue the work of Explore After 4 under our company: Explore It! Inc. I have been involved with Melissa’s company, Explore After 4, for many years and have met some of you and taught your children. It is our goal to make the new company, Explore It! just as educational, fun, enriching, and of course, affordable as Explore After 4 was.

Both Randy and myself have experience working with children. Randy has credits from the YMCA, Canada’s Wonderland, and the Mississauga International Children’s Festival under his belt, and I am in the process of completing my Early Childhood Education Diploma with George Brown College. I am a student by nature and love all things regarding education. Children and families are both our passion and our future and we look forward to working with all of you.

Melissa will be assisting us to ensure that the transition period will be as seamless as possible. She will be available to you should you have any questions, and of course, you are welcome to contact us as well.

Randy and I look forward to playing a role in your lives over the coming years. We welcome all feedback and love getting to know the children, parents, teachers and communities we work with. Please feel free to contact us at any time at 416 417 0477 or through our email addresses below.


Happy holidays, and all the best in 2012.

Elizabeth Hamilton and Randy Dobson

Directors, Explore It!