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Our Staff

Samantha O'Neill
Owner & Director

Samantha is the owner and director of Raine and Shine Daycare. She is the main caregiver for the children and a mom of two, Russell and Penny. Samantha grew up working with children, when she was still a child herself. She always knew she would work with kids when she grew up. At a young age she volunteered at her mothers school with preschoolers and started babysitting at 13. When she was 17 she worked at Stoneleigh Elementary's afterschool program for 5 years. Samantha decided at 19 that she wanted to eventually open an in home daycare so she went to CCBC to get her 90hr certificate in childcare. She went on to nanny for the next 7 years until she and her husband purchased their home and made her dreams come true. Samantha is entering her 5th year of running Raine and Shine Daycare and is loving every minute of it! She even gets to share her days with her daughter, Penny, and fur baby, Turk!

Assistant and Subtitute

Taylor joined the Raine and Shine team in May 2021. She works part time along side Samantha and substitutes as needed. Taylor has babysat since she was 13 and is CPR and first aid certified. The kids adore her!

Spice Kleinmann
Music Teacher & Substitute

Spice has been providing music class for Raine and Shine Daycare since it opened in 2017. She comes weekly and does an amazing 30-40 minute class with the children. She also provides music class for other in home daycares in the area and preschools in Baltimore City. Spice is also Samantha's Stepmom!

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Elizabeth Lewis
Andrea O'Neill
Volunteer & Substitute

Elizabeth is Samantha's mother who volunteers one morning a week. She has plenty of experience with children herself as she raised 4 of her own kids and worked in the Baltimore City school system as a PT and OT for twenty years!

Andrea is Samantha's mother-in-law who volunteers on occasion and substitutes as needed. She currently works at University of MD, raised two wonderful boys, and babysits Russell and Penny often!

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