Locally owned Paloma Montessori School is expanding with a second location in San Marcos.

The second location will be in a space that was previously home to Small Fries Childcare & Learning Center before its closing in September.

Founder Magaly Rodriguez said the second location will give them extra space to alleviate families on their waitlist.

"We take great pride in hosting our families like they're our own family," Rodriguez said.

The school's second location will serve children from 18 months to 6 years old.