Galaxy on the Brink
The term Jedi Initiate, Jedi Trainee, or Youngling referred to a Force-sensitive child who was undergoing the early stages of Jedi training at a Jedi academy. Typically, the term of Initiate was used to describe those Jedi-in-training who were yet to become Padawans, not yet having been accepted by a Jedi Knight or Master for advanced training. In the years of the Galactic Republic, initiates typically spent most, if not all, of their time at the Jedi Temple, rarely venturing outside of its walls. Youngling was a term that existed in Galactic Basic Standard to refer to a child in a species-neutral way. Thus, the term youngling could apply to all forms of offspring, from humanoid children to insectoid grubs.