The CCC young-Earth model seeks to understand the Earth's geologic history in the light of the following postulates:
Man's sin brought a Curse upon the Earth that was progressive in nature. The effects of the Curse often left a physical, geologic record, before, during, and after the Flood,
Various ecosystems were created during Creation Week. Their placements should be consistent with the lowest preserved record in each local geologic sequence. Thus, each local geologic sequence reflects the chronology of ecologic changes since Creation Week for that locality;
Geologic "Periods" are characteristic ecosystems existing simultaneously on the Earth. A "Period" is a geographically limited ecosystem with characteristic life forms;
Similar worldwide stratigraphic sequences may be understood as similar ecologic successions. Food web growth in each ecosystem closely resembles geologic, fossil succession, giving an evolutionary appearance in widely separated geologic sequences. The ancient Earth paradigm prevents seeing geologic "Periods" as rapidly changing ecologic events in each locality 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 include 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 and environments;
Local or regional geologic sequences may reflect numerous pre- and post-Flood catastrophic events in addition to the Genesis Flood Event (henceforth called GFE); and
Pinpointing the location of the GFE in 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 biblically given time frames – Creation Week events, pre-Flood occurrences, GFE, and post-Flood geologic events. The CCC model postulates that considerable pre-Flood geologic, fossil evidence survived the GFE.