Assistant Professor at the Child Study Center and Lecturer in Psychology
Nancy Close has been on the faculty at the Child Study Center since 1977. Her areas of academic specialty are in child development, early childhood education, clinical evaluation and childhood psychopathology. She is the Associate Director of the Yale Program in Early Childhood Education. She teaches undergraduate courses in child development and courses at the Child Study Center in clinical child development and developmental assessment. She supervises clinicians in training who are learning to do assessments and therapy with young children. Dr. Close also provides mental health and early childhood education consultation to Yale affiliated and community child care programs. She is a member of the New Haven School Readiness Council and has been on the board of several community day care centers and elementary schools.