The CCC young-Earth model seeks to understand the Earth's geologic history in the light of the following postulates:
Man's sin brought the Curse upon the Earth that was progressive in nature. The effects of the Curse sometimes left a physical, geologic record, before, during, and after the Flood.
Various ecosystems were created during Creation Week. The local geologic sequence serves as a record of how each area’s ecosystem has changed over time. The lowest preserved layers of each region gives a picture of its initial ecosystem. Thus, each local rock sequence reflects chronologically ecologic changes since Creation Week for its locality.
Geologic "Periods" are identifiable and distinct ecosystems. They may exist simultaneously on the Earth in different locales. A "Period" is a geographically limited ecosystem with characteristic life forms (now found as index fossils) used in identifying it.
Similar worldwide fossil sequences may be understood as similar ecologic successions. Food web growth in each ecosystem gives an evolutionary appearance. In reality, new kinds of life suddenly show up with no obvious evolutionary ancestor. They appear suddenly, as if out of nowhere, because a food source has become available for them in the changing ecosystem. The ancient Earth paradigm prevents seeing geologic "Periods" as rapidly changing regional ecologic events since Creation Week.
Each stratum must be carefully analyzed to determine the time frame of its formation. Valid "time indicators" must have a place within the complex history of the young Earth. Time indicators in the fossil record include animal tracks (such as amphibians, lizards, crocodiles, turtles, dinosaurs, birds, and mammals), nests, eggs, paleo-lakes, paleo-rivers, in situ growth, bioturbation, dinoturbation and other evidences of life buried in place.
Local or regional geologic sequences may reflect numerous pre- and post-Flood catastrophic events in addition to evidences of the Genesis Flood Event (henceforth called GFE).
Pinpointing the location of the GFE at any specific location must be based on the total stratigraphic sequence represented and internal evidence at the individual locality. The CCC model seeks to produce a framework wherein any locality can be analyzed using all biblical given time frames. The CCC model has four distinct time frames – Creation of Heaven and Earth (CHE), Ancient Changing World (ACE), Genesis Flood Event (GFE), and Modern Changing Earth (MCE). See this article for more explanation. The CCC model postulates that considerable pre-Flood geologic and fossil evidence survived the GFE.