Playwise Preschool Academy, Inc. is privately owned and operated. “I have the knowledge and high expectations of what it takes to run a quality preschool business. I worked in private and public schools for 33 years. I graduated from Glassboro (Rowan) University with a degree in elementary education and have a master’s degree in early childhood education from William Paterson University, New Jersey. I taught and directed pre-K programs in NJ public and private schools. I got married, moved to Charlotte, and taught kindergarten and first grade for 5 years for CMS Schools. I served on the intervention team for 2 years, aiding teachers and parents of students with special needs and I coordinated and taught literacy workshops for teachers. I ‘took a short break’ to stay home with my 3 daughters, but found I missed being in the classroom!”, says owner Barrie Moen.