Wow......the day care centre definitely overreacted, I mean, what's a parent to do? You went to the doctor to get your daughter checked out, even though you thought it was just mosquito bites, and then when you found out it was chicken pox, you gave them the heads-up, knowing that the most contagious period for chicken pox happens before the spots break out. You were absolutely right to do that, and they were absolutely wrong to freak out and act as if you were personally responsible for infecting the whole day care with the bubonic plague or something. Haven't they dealt with this before? Chicken pox is a normal childhood disease that's really not that big a deal. I got it when I was in grade four, stayed home from school for a week, and went back no worse for wear, except for a scar on my forehead, between my eyes, from excessive scratching, and my brother had chicken pox on THREE separate occasions, but he's perfectly healthy now too. The chicken pox vaccine wasn't around when we were kids (or if it was, it was in its infancy), and the belief then was, everyone gets chicken pox at some point, and it's better to get it while you're young. I think I suffered worse from cabin fever during that week at home than I did from actual chicken pox, lol. By the end of the week, I was so sick of staying inside, I actually sneaked outside and put on my Rollerblades, much to the chagrin of the babysitter, who had to chase me down the street........but anyway, there IS a point to this story, and that is that chicken pox really isn't the end of the world.