Welcome to 2nd Generation at Allerton


Ready to Become a Bright Horizons Parent?

Meet the Center Director

Kimmie Ma

M-F: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Phone: +1 650-225-3666

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Caitlin Spadarella, Executive Director

We create joyful places for children. As a Genentech employee and onsite partner, your child will have access to an environment built on wellness & sustainability. 2nd Generation is an exceptional early education facility that contributes to Genentech's goal of being a Great Place to Work. Our talented team of caring teachers are here to inspire learning, encourage confidence and nurture your child's growth & development.


Our Early Education Programs Offer More Than Daycare

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An exceptional place for your baby to thrive and grow

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An engaging world where toddlers learn and explore

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Where curious children become inspired and ready for school

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Kindergarten Prep

Preparing children for success in kindergarten and beyond

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A place for children’s social and academic skills to flourish

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Where children become engaged learners who take pride in academic achievement

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Summer Program

A welcoming place for age-appropriate fun, friendships, and exploration


Meet Our Teaching Team

Maria A., Daycare Teacher, 2nd Generation at Allerton, South San Francisco, CA

Maria A.

I love teaching because: I love engaging with them. Watching and helping them as they grow and develop.

Teaching since: 2004

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Our Approach to Teaching & Learning

At Bright Horizons, our Discovery Driven Learning™ approach makes early learning an adventure. Find out how we nurture your child’s natural curiosity, focus on what interests them most, encourage learning through play, and help them get ready for kindergarten.


Bringing Our Curriculum to Life

“They’ve really been very receptive to hearing our ongoing feedback as we navigate this together. The staff has done an amazing job. It puts my mind at ease knowing that the center has remained a safe place of structure and normalcy.”


Dr. Robyn Howarth -pediatric neuro psychologist

“I’m not worried about her now, and I’ve never been worried about her. That center has become family to us. You never think someone is going to care as much about your child as you do. But I really think these teachers do. Their hearts are gold.”


Dr. Julia Rosebush - Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist

“There’s not a minute I worry. I never say ‘I hope she’s ok;’ because I know she’s ok. She’s happy when I drop her off, and happy when I pick her up.”


Maloise Jean -nurse practitioner

“Knowing my children are being cared for by the amazing caregivers at Bright Horizons has dramatically decreased my fears. I know my kids are not only safe, but happy and learning.”


Dr. Robyn Howarth -pediatric neuro psychologist

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Healthy Food for Growing Children

Healthy food is part of children’s development. Our menus align with our wellness commitment to Partnership for Healthier America. By eating family-style and serving themselves, children learn about making healthy choices and the connection between food and community.

Early Education Awards & Partnerships

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Bright Horizons Benefits

Did you know Bright Horizons offers more than child care? You may have access to other programs to support you and meet your family’s needs. Visit the Bright Horizons Community to see what other benefits may be available to you.


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